A wooden tablet with Arabic script written in white ink. These boards were and are still used in some Islamic countries for exercising writing and memorizing the Quranic verses. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 38 cm high x 14.8 cm wide x 0.8 cm deep.
A pair of Ottoman silver alloy coffee cup holders decorated with flowers, a house and a ship. Unmarked. Condition: few traces of usage. Please look at pictures carefully being part of condition report. Dimension: diameter 6.2 cm, 5.3 cm high.
Large rectangular intaglio seal or weight, made from bronze or brass, one side engraved with a prayer arch and Islamic script. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: 7.8 cm x 5.8 cm x 0.4 cm.
A reverse glass painting, maybe Mazandaran, embellished with gold foil, showing a man with rifle on horseback. The backside is a mirror, all mounted in a wooden frame. From a Swiss gentleman's collection. Condition: few small areas of the mirror are blind. Dimension: 20.1 cm x 14.6 cm.
A reverse glass painting embellished with gold foil, showing two girls dancing. The backside is a mirror decorated with small gilt metal foil flowers forming a mihrab. From a Swiss gentleman's collection. Condition: mirror with cracks, traces of age. Dimension: 21 cm x 13.2 cm.
Large rectangular Persian mirror case made of papier-mache and hand-painted in ink, watercolor and gold under lacquered varnish. The outer covers decorated with youth at leisure in the Safavid style. Condition: some craquelure and flaking, mirror lost, rims with wear and losses. Please look at the pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 36.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 1.7 cm.
A small copper vessel decorated in polychrome enamels with flowers and beautiful Arabic calligraphy. Condition: one area with loss. Please look at the pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report.Dimension: diameter: 11.5 cm, 9.5 cm high.
Composed of two silver plaques decorated with a bird on a branch in repousse. Hook and eye closure, the clasp with double-headed eagle emblem. Provincial Ottoman Empire, 19th C. Condition: traces of usage, central part with some verdigris. Please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 24.5 cm long, 9 cm high. Weight: 192 gram.
An impressive brass vase beautifully engraved with arabesques, Moorish star pattern and Arabic calligraphy. A. Salzmann was a Jewish native of Austria and teaching at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, he was owner of a workshop in Jerusalem. Base marked with "Alfred Salzmann Jerusalem" mark. Condition: very good, except two small repairs with lead from the interior, rim with a tiny dent. Please look at the pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 32 ...click for details