Turkish Anatolian carved copper tray. The central medallion features a star of David surrounded by two concentric circles of carved chains. There are 9 medallions alternating with semi medallions and endless knots. There is some brass melded to the copper visible from the back, and to a lesser extent, the front. It measures 21" by .75", and weighs 8 lbs.
Ancient Style Glass Vessel
A vessel with cobalt blue body, applied strap handles and round medallions is hand blown. The medallions have a design in relief that is not identifiable due to wear. The interior and parts of the exterior have mineral deposits. This vessel possible is of the period
Size: 5 ¾” high
Beautiful hand decorated Black Glazed porcelain. Greek cosmetic pot. This piece is 3" wide, about 1 1/2" tall. It depicts a Greek Aphrodite, being served by her servant. Faint bottom mark. Brilliant overglaze decoration, lots of pure gold overglaze. Some of the gold overglaze banding on the side is worn, but the piece is otherwise in excellent condition. This company in Greece makes top quality cosmetic jars. This one is several decades old.
This man's beaded hat aka skullcap is typical of the Pashtun people in the region of Southern Afganistan. Because of the extensive beading pattern, it is rather stiff and heavy.
Presumably, the interior layer of fabric was from pieced of fabric from other garments.
This late 20th century Persian style painting of a town scene was hand painted on an antique manuscript paper. It is 11 ¾” long and 8 ¼” wide. There are a few tears and small holes due to the age of the paper.
Antique Bijar rug with nice colors including a light blue, 1920's.
Size: 51 1/2" wide x 77" long
This fabulous, signed pottery vase is 16" high and 5" in diameter. Condition is excellent.
Traditional Ottoman copper water jug with kashkul (beggars bowl) shaped top. Early 20th century. Lots of etched detailing and applied work. 15" high by 7" across, and 9" wide weighing 1 1/4 lbs.
Vintage Brazier or Censer likely a reproduction of an earlier design. At first glance, the overall design appears to be Qajar Persian with the typical themes of birds and deer. However, it is marked with the name of the manufacturer and "made in Greece". The design is subtly carved with pierced areas which will let light through if a candle is burned within. The inside seems to be painted gold, perhaps to enhance reflectivity. This has water marks inside from previous use as a planter...
A Ceremonial Blanket, Uzbekistan, Mid 20th Century
Almost like a patch work quilt. This piece is made up of various fabric remnants in squares that are stitched together to create an open work blanket. The blanket was used in a marriage ceremony and draped the animal the bridegroom used in their procession. The year 1960 is embroidered on the frame of the blanket. This wall hanging, adds color to a bedroom or can be used as a window treatment...
This brass Moroccan star tray has a traditional Berber design, and appears to have several dimensions of stars and foliate textures carved into it. With a classic Islamic thirteen pointed star, which points end at indentations for tea or coffee cups or glasses. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 28"across by 22" tall, and weighing nine pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy...
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blues, green, yellow, pink, brown and grey on a white background and decorated with two birds, possibly Phoenixes. The remaining background is filled in with a classic Qajar floral design. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. A little roughness in the glaze at the top rim. Approximately 12 inches high and 9 inches in diameter. Weight is 4.5 pounds.
This Syrian dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate silver and copper inlay. Measuring 11" long and weighing a little over half a pound, intricate silver and copper inlaid handle and sheath with carved brass. The blade is embossed brass in a continuation of the predominate trefoil knife design, and isn't particularly sharp. There is a ring for attaching it to a belt. This would also make a nifty desk accessory for use as a paper knife.
This This Moroccan Jambiya (Koumiya) features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 15" long and weighing a little under a pound, the handle and sheath are encased with with embossed silver metal. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.
This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
This is a GREAT PERSIAN PRAYER RUG. This BEAUTIFUL HAND~WOVEN RUG is from QUM and measures 4'7" x 7'. Designed with Woven Flowers and the TREE of LIFE and VASE Motif. This RUG is tightly Woven, All Wool, and in MINT CONDITION circa third 1/4 of the 20th Century. From a Maryland Estate of First~Rate CARPETS & ARTWORK.
Beautiful Cast Iron Egyptian cat statue.
Measures: 16 1/2" H x 10" D x 8" W
Egyptian folding backgammon board Inlaid with mother of pearl, bone, wood, blue and red stone. Checker board outside with squares and roundels. Bordered with squares inlaid with 8 point stars and rectangles inlaid with triangles. The interior features a inlaid backgammon board, excellent condition. Measures 20.75" w X 21.25" l (open) X 3.75"h (closed).