A Persian dagger with a straight steel blade. Steel hilt and scabbard "en suite" with some gilt highlights, with chiseled decoration of Persian noble's faces, birds and plants. The hilt is fixed with scented wood. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: total: 47.5 cm, blade: 32.5 cm.
A Persian bird with human face figure, a chimera originating from Greek mythology, standing on a round base. Made of steel with silver wire inlays, the eyes in turquoise glass. Condition: partial little rust. Dimension: 35 cm high x c. 23 cm long.
Persian pen box with rounded ends and sliding tray. The top painted with a vertical composition showing Ibrahim, known in the Old Testament as Abraham, about to sacrifice his son, below them a young woman holding a ram. The sides painted with figures in a landscape. Condition: small losses, please look at photos carefully, being part of condition report. Dimension: 22.5 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.6 cm.
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.
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