SOLD An early Medieval Islamic Splash –Glazed ceramic bowl Iran, Nishapur, 10th century AD (4th century A.H.) DETAILS: wheel-thrown red earthenware with a white slip, incised engobe, and decoration in sgraffito technique covered with splashes of green yellow and brown glaze in Chinese Tang-Dynasty sansai style.
CONDITION: repaired clean breaks, small areas of restoration.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 26cm (10 ¼ in.)...
Persian glass scent bottle of octagonal body with a very nice natural patina, 9th-10th century.
CONDITION: cracks and old repairs.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 9 cm (3 ,5 in) tall.
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A Persian ceramic turquoise glazed Jug decorated with black drops, Iran- Kashan, Seljuk period (13th century AD). Details: globular body, flaring neck and tall pedestal foot, all covered with a turquoise glaze except for the lower part of the body and the foot. Condition: repaired clean breaks, small areas of restoration, nice showing the age and usage patina. Height: 8 1/8 in (20,5 cm). Diameter: 6 ¼ in (16cm).
Very rare authentic well preserved ancient bronze horse bit Persian Achaemenid, circa 550-400 B.C. Composed of two separately cast crescent-shaped Cheek Pieces with knob terminals, large rings for bridle attachment, two pierced holes on each side and mouth piece made with two rods linked by the loops.
This rare object comes from an old Canadian collection of Antiquities and Art...
Islamic ceramic bowl from Ilkhanid period time (13th–14th century AD) and Iran-Sultanabad region. Details: rounded form on short spreading foot, the white engobe covering the body is partially exposed to the contrast with the under glazed painted blue, black and dark purple, the interior is enhanced by the panels radiating from the centre with wedge –shaped panels filled with floral motifs, the exterior is with vertical lines...
SOLD Ancient Sumerian blue faience cylinder seal Jemdet Nasr Uruk period (3200-2900 BC) Early Dynastic Period.
CONDITION: in superb condition...
An early Islamic slip-painted ceramic bowl, Iran, Nishapur, 10th century A.D. Details: earthenware, wheel-thrown, decoration in manganese-brown on cream ground with star-shaped interlace at the rim and figure of standing bird in the centre. Condition: repaired clean breaks, small areas of restoration, nice age patina. Diameter: 7 ¼ inches (18 ½ cm). Height: 2 ¾ in (7 cm).
Rare 12th century Islamic cast-bronze Seljuk sword hanger fitted with elaborated hook for alternate suspension of the sword and decorated in cut with stylised dragon’s head enclosed by the bird finial: Height: 2 5/8 inches (6,7cm).
Very rare ancient Western Asiatic bronze hilted short sword – dagger 10th - 7th Century B.C. The bronze hilt with antenna pommel and cylindrical ribbed grip splayed at the base to take the double – edged iron blade with medial fuller grooves.
The ancient swords with iron blades are extremely rare and rarely survive the ages, disintegrating over time and an example like this is very uncommon to find today in the market in original condition...
Ancient Bronze Pin “Swollen Pin” of the tapering round section ornamented with incised linear decoration. These types of pins were used during the Bronze age for fasting cloaks or other garments, 12th -8th century BC, Luristan (Western Iran).
CONDITION: fine green patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 5 inches (12,8 cm).
REFERENSES: a similar bronze pin is published in the book “Iran in the Ancient East” by Ernest E. Herzfeld. New York, 1988, page 153. Fig...
Ancient Bronze Pin “Kish Type” with the ball head and the tapering round section body. These types of pins were used during the Bronze Age Era for fasting cloaks or other garments, 12th -8th century BC, Luristan (Western Iran).
CONDITION: fine green patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 6 7/8 inches (17,5 cm).
REFERENSES: “Iran in the Ancient East” by Ernest E. Herzfeld, New York, 1988
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Ancient bronze Hittite horse, early 2nd Millennium BC. The Hittites were a Bronze Age people of Anatolia. The Hittites (also Hethites) and children of Heth are peoples mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. They are listed in Book of Genesis as second of the twelve Canaanite nations, descended from one Heth...