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Syrian Arab Carved Electrified Brass Oil Lamp

Catalogue: Antiques: Furnishings: Lighting: Tabletop: Pre 1900   item# 995870

Syrian Arab Carved Electrified  Brass Oil Lamp
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$325.00 

This unique lamp was originally an oil lamp, whose base is made from a pot that was carved around 1880. The pot is carved in the Mamluk revival style with alternating medallions of spider web and stylized cubes with trefoil detailing in between. It was electrified around 1920, retaining the original chimney holder. It measures 10" tall by 10" across and weighs 3 pounds.


Syrian Cuerda Seca Mina Enamel Hanging Mosque Lamp

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1900   item# 1102378

Syrian Cuerda Seca Mina Enamel Hanging Mosque Lamp
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$1875.00 

Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled Mosque lamp 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 lamp, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 7" across by 4.5" tall, the total suspended length is 19". It weighs five pounds, this piece is quite solid and large. This originally had a candle suspended in a blown glass tube but was electrified during the early 20th century. The enameled ring above the lamp was originally where the hole is on the bottom to hold the glass. The carving is beautifully executed and unusual to find on a piece this elaborately enameled, it also shows off the unusual bird and floral design. This is the first piece I've seen with purple and orange glaze, and I have been collecting this type of enamel for several decades. 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.



Syrian Enamel Cuerda Seca Copper Trinket Pot

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Champleve: Pre 1900   item# 1073215

Syrian Enamel Cuerda Seca Copper Trinket Pot
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$325.00 

Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. 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. There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, it is in surprisingly good condition. There is a little of the original silver wash remaining. Measuring 2.5" (6.5 cm) tall, by 3.25" (8 cm)across, and weighing nearly half a pound (.23kg), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 150 years old.


Syrian Islamic Pierced Bronze Small Hanging Lamp

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1135034

Syrian Islamic Pierced Bronze Small Hanging Lamp
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$135.00 

Syrian brass pierced lamp made about 1890. The onion dome top features four pierced cartouches alternating with pierced foliate semi medallions. Two of the cartouches feature Islamic script, and the other two feature a spider web pattern. It is topped with a carved finial. This shape is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. it originally had a glass tube containing a wax candle held by a fitting that fit into the bottom. The three holes near the bottom edge are from the original chain that was used for hanging it, and for opening the lamp to light it or change the candle. This unique piece measures 6.75" tall by 4.25" across and weighs a little under a half pound.


Syrian Turkish Pierced Brass Lamp

Catalogue: Antiques: Furnishings: Lighting: Lamps: Pre 1910   item# 1031343

Syrian Turkish Pierced Brass Lamp
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$1750.00 

Elaborately carved Syrian lamp made approximately 1910. Three lamp sockets all with individual switches. Measuring 33" tall by 22" across and weighs about 14 pounds. These were popular throughout the Middle East and exported for use in Masonic Temples. Similar lamps are also made in Turkey and Egypt. A lamp like this takes several months for as entire families would work on making these lamps with each member having a specialty or two.


Tall 23" 19 C Brass Middle Eastern Syrian Candlesticks

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1900   item# 1099551

Tall 23" 19 C Brass Middle Eastern Syrian Candlesticks
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$1650.00  

Pair of mid 19th C. Syrian etched brass candle sticks. It measures 23" tall by 6.5" across the base, and together weigh about 9 pounds. One candle holder is 1/2 inch taller than the other, and the design of each candle stick is unique. The base of one has a braided trefoil chain encircling it, and the other has alternating semi medallions of trefoil and Islamic script. There are alternating sections, with endless chains, and Islamic calligraphy. The bases are slightly off round, and the candle holders unscrew in pieces for easy storage or transport.


Turkish Copper Tea Caddy with Inlaid Silver

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1134270

Turkish Copper Tea Caddy with Inlaid Silver
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$175.00 

Copper and silver tobacco or tea caddy, or trinket box with a great deal of detail to it's traditional Mamluk design. The edge of the top is ringed with a vine design, the lower half is ringed with a braid or twist design. There are foliate flourishes throughout the container. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. The interior was silverd, which is wearing away. There are no noticeable dents, and all inlays are intact. Measuring 5" across, and 2.5" high, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.


Turkish Copper Tray with Silver Inlaid Bismillah

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1134261

Turkish Copper Tray with Silver Inlaid Bismillah
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$150.00 

Copper and silver tray with a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, There are foliate flourishes throughout the plate with a Bismillah in the center. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 7.75" across, resting on three ball feet, with scalloped edges, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.


Turkish Etched Brass Powder Flask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 932597

Turkish Etched  Brass Powder Flask
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$225.00 

Early 20th century Ottoman powder flask. Elaborately etched. Constructed in lobed segments, three sections on the front, two on the back. Cast brass loops for the cord to attach to. Small denting on the bottom in back, and also on the spout. Wonderful, mellow, patina. Measures 8.5" long by 3.75" across aand 1.5" deep and weighs approximately 12 ounces.


Turkish Persian Copper Tray with Silver Inlaid Tughra

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1134259

Turkish Persian Copper Tray with Silver Inlaid Tughra
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The Old Bazaar
510-910-3922


$175.00 

Copper and silver tray with a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, There are foliate flourishes throughout the plate with a Tughra in the center. All of this is accented with inlays of silver. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 7.75" across, resting on three ball feet, with scalloped edges, and weighing 3/4 of a pound, this piece is surprisingly heavy. This piece is estimated to be 90-110 years old.

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