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Kashmir Carved Foliate Brass Samovar Snake Handle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1130987

Kashmir Carved Foliate Brass Samovar Snake Handle
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$325.00 

Intricately hand carved Kashmiri Brass Samovar. Lightly patinated, This particular samovar has some amazingly fine foliate detail featuring maple leaves, with a serpent handle, and fancy ornamental openwork at the base. The lid had a smaller lid for access to the coal chamber tube which heats the water from within. This has been tested for leaks. I filled it to within 1 inch from the top and let it set for an hour, and there is no sign of leakage. It is in very good condition with the exception of a small dent on either side. Measuring 12" tall, and 10.5" from handle to spout, and weighing three pounds this is far more solid and substantial than usual for Kashmir metalwork from this period, This is estimated to be made in Kashmir about 100 years ago.


Large 19th. C. Syrian Cuerda Seca Enamel Copper Pot

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1093738

Large 19th. C. Syrian Cuerda Seca Enamel Copper Pot
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$2750.00 

Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. There is some very minor enamel chipping, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, and the fact that this was made to be used as a planter, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 10" tall by 14"across, and weighing five pounds, this piece is quite solid and is an unusually large size. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.

Cuerda Seca enameling is done in the following manner: The design is stamped or carved into the surface after which colored glazes are applied. The contours of the designs are detailed with a mixture of beeswax or vegetable fat and manganese oxide. During the firing, the wax or fat burns away producing contours of red or black that also prevent the differently-colored glazes from running into one another. This technique was created during the Seljuk (14th-15th C.) period in Persia, (modern Iran and Iraq) and eventually made it's way via Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Spain where it is used extensively in tile and pottery making even today.


Large Brass Egyptian Tray Pyramids Hebrew Writing

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1132094

Large Brass Egyptian Tray Pyramids Hebrew Writing
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510-910-3922


$650.00 

Carved brass tray made in the early 20th century. This unique tray has a central medallion featuring Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, palm trees, flowers, and camels. Surrounding this is a ring of Hebrew lettering encircled by a foliate design. This has a pie crust edge. This particular tray was made in the early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts". With the discovery of King Tut's tomb, there was an increased demand for ancient Egyptian themed items. Because many of these travelers also traversed the Holy Land, Judaic themes of the Exodus as related in the Bible were particularly sought after. I believe that the letters are an acronym for a prayer as has been a Jewish tradition for Eons of time. This tray measures 23" across by 1.5" deep and weighs a little over 4 pounds.


Large Carved Persian Qajar Floral Brass Urn

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1044185

Large Carved Persian Qajar Floral Brass Urn
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510-910-3922


$425.00 

This unique pot has amazing detail and texture to it's carved Persian design. The floral trefoil design across the belly is a typical Persian theme popular during the Qajar (Victorian) period. There is also a floral band near the top, and the bottom is ringed in alternating flower and shield medallions. This amazing 19th century pot is free of dents, but does have a uniformly "bumpy' feeling to it. The opening is slightly off round, which is detected by feel. only. Measuring 8" (20cm) across, by 10.4" (26cm) tall, it weighs over 2 pounds (1 Kilo) before packing.


Large Persian Iran Brass Qajar Lobed Pictorial Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1189639

Large Persian Iran Brass Qajar Lobed Pictorial Tray
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510-910-3922


$950.00 

Finely detailed Qajar Persian pictorial medallion brass tray. It has twelve classic Mughal lobed insets with cartouches featuring scenes from traditional Persian daily life. There are also twelve medallions featuring Kings from Shahnameh, the ancient epic that spans 1000 years of Pre Islamic Persian history. The center resembles a carpet medallion. There is so much going on with this tray that you can look at it hundreds of times and keep discovering new elements to it. It has a rich and deep patina. This unique tray measures 35" in diameter and weighs 14 pounds.


Mamluk Brass Copper Silver Inlaid Incense Burner

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1093749

Mamluk Brass Copper Silver Inlaid Incense Burner
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510-910-3922


$525.00 

19th century Mamluk Revival Cairoware inlaid incense burner in a brazier form. As in a full sized brazier, it consists of a two handled vase shaped base, a two handled coal pot, and a crescent moon topped pierced lid. This piece has two Islamic script cartouches alternating with trefoil semi-medallions. There is also a chain panel encircling the pot mirrored by the same chain pattern on the top surface of the base. The copper and silver inlays are well executed and tight. The brazier/burner measures 9.25" tall by 6" across, and weighs a little over a pound and a half. It has a light patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, considering it's age. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1517 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted over 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metalware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular burner was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluk artifacts during this period of time.


Middle Eastern Islamic Mamluk Inlaid Brass Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 963428

Middle Eastern Islamic Mamluk Inlaid  Brass Box
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510-910-3922


$275.00 

19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, and the original cedar wood lining is still intact and clean. This box has five different Islamic Script cartouches with trefoil semi-medallions. There is also a chain panel encircling the lid which features the largest, central medallion. The casket measures 4.5" long, by 2.75" deep and 2.75" tall. and weighs a little under a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metal ware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular vase was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluk artifacts during this period of time.


Moroccan Brass Powder Flask With Silver Coins

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1105303

Moroccan Brass Powder Flask With Silver Coins
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$195.00 

Simple Moroccan powder flask embellished with Silver Dirham coins from the turn of the 20th century. Features an etched applied silver piece, copper trim and hammered handles. The spout has an angle to it from the time of manufacture. Interesting touch mark on the back. It measures 8" long by 5.75" across and 2" deep and weighs 10 ounces


Mughal India Jeweled Gilt Enamel Silver Candle Holders

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1093889

Mughal India Jeweled Gilt Enamel Silver Candle Holders
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$425.00 

Very fine silver gilt Lucknow Mughal Indian enamel candle holders. Silver body with a luminous champleve enamel known as 'Meenakari' in the classic peacock blue, green , and pink ombre' pallet with several other color details including turquoise and gold. The bases are exceptional with ombre' flowers with centers set in fine tourmaline cabachons. The crispness and detail of the carving and enamel on this is exceptional. The interior is silver as is the engraved bottom. Very good condition with minor age dings to the flower petal edges. These charming candle sticks measure 2" tall by 3" across and weighs 6 oz.


Ottoman Carved Brass Hand Washing Basin with Strainer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1130986

Ottoman Carved Brass Hand Washing Basin with Strainer
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510-910-3922


$325.00 

Carved brass ablutions bowl with elaborate carved grill strainer with finial. The rim has geometric form flowers alternating with lozenge shapes, and tiny diamond repeats along the outer rim and inner rim. It measures 4.5" tall, by 8.5" across, the opening is 4" across, and weighs a lttle under two pounds. This would normally be paired with a hand washing pitcher.

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