Portable brass case with a container for pens and an inkwell. Originating in Turkey or Persian, beautifully decorated with arabesques and Arabic calligraphy in cartouches. Condition: fine. Dimension: 19.4 cm long, weight: 236 g.
Lap desk with carved wood panels depicting lions, dogs, elephants and birds among tendrils. Framed by Sadeli micro mosaic, bone and ebony banding. Fitted interior with several compartments made of sandalwood and lined with red velvet or green fabric. Functioning lock with key. Condition: all knobs replaced, missing banding and Sadeli mosaic. Carved panels chipped. Dimension: closed: 32.2 cm wide x 24.2 cm deep, 8.5 cm high, weight: over 2 kg.
The large silver cups made for the export with loop scrolling handle. The exterior decorated with Paisley pattern and the inside gilt. Without mark. Condition: few traces of usage, some rubbing to gilding. Dimension: diameter: 8.3 cm, 6.6 cm high, weight: 270 g.
Assorted group of Japanese black lacquer tea bowls and saucers for the export. Each decorated in gold with different designs. Four saucers, six small cups and one larger bowl. Condition: rims with little lacquer loss, one bowl with foot rim chip. Dimension: saucers: 11.2 cm diameter. Bowls: 5.9 cm and 6.6 cm diameter. Without wooden stands.
Bamboo carving of Fukurokuju, one of the seven lucky gods, his name meaning wisdom, luck and longevity. Depicted as an old hermit with elongated forehead carrying his staff with tied scroll of sacred teachings. Bottom signed. Condition: fine. Dimension: 16.6 cm high.
A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with red in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The back with padded embroidery. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: some wear and leather with few stains and two corners unstuck. Dimension opened: 22.2 cm x 28.5 cm.
A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with green in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: little wear and leather with stains. Dimension opened: 16.6 cm x 23.2 cm.
A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.
A fly whisk handle carved from ivory inlaid with small circles of horn. In the shape of a branch, ending in a tulip blossom final. The other side with two cup-like ends, one in horn. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: handle: 18.1 cm long. CITES documents are obtained if required.