An Iranian ceramic tile formed as a octagonal star with molded decoration of a bull surrounded by pairs of rabbits, deers, dogs and other animals. With calligraphic blue border. With metal suspension bracket. Provenance: from an old Swiss collection. Condition: see photos, restorations, mendings. Dimension: c. 19.6 cm x 19.7 cm x 1.3 cm, weight: 560 g.
An Iranian fritware tile of square form with thick crazed glaze. The raised center in the shape of an eight-pointed star painted with the portrait of a good-looking young man with turban. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: c. 20.6 cm x 20.6 x 1.6 cm, weight: 1300 g.
Coffee pots like this were used across northern Africa from Morocco to Saudi Arabia. These "Dallah" coffee pots would have been used to make the traditional Qawha and Khaleeji coffees.
This coffee pot is from late 1800's early 1900.
Price is commensurate with condition....It has had several repairs and is so heavily tarnished that I cannot identify the actual metal...I assume it is some mix of copper and some alloy which would be typical for its age. The handle is cast bronze/alloy
Small early Islamic Central Asian Persian bowl decorated with a figure of a woman in the center and Arabic calligraphy on the rim- Circa 9/10th CE. Very good condition, aside from typical frits on the rim. The red clay body was dipped in a white slip with decorative brown glaze- immersed in a final clear glaze to prevent the other colored glazes from running. This piece will clean up quite nicely to display a shaper image. Fired at a moderate heat. D: 19cm/7.5in and H: 6cm/2.3in.
An Iranian mirror with intricately carved wooden frame reminiscent of Persian rug design, covered with clear lacquer. Condition: pinnacle with losses, the mirror glass with some imperfections and lost corner. Dimension: total: 35.2 cm long x 16.7 wide x 2.3 cm deep.
A Persian beggar's bowl made from tinned copper with repoussed and engraved decoration of two dervishes among floral scrolls. A carrying chain and one side with a small spout to use it as well as a drinking vessel. Condition: some wear to tinning. Dimension: c. 23.5 cm long x 15.5 cm wide x 9 cm high.
Pair of ancient Persian small cast bronze mythical creatures. Each figure has a rounded head, the short horns of a bull, an arching neck and a single hoofed foot. Various holes and slots point to a utilitarian as well as decorative function. Most likely these were feet used for a ritual incense vessel. The holes were for the censor to hang from above but the tripod vessel could also stand. Lovely coloring and encrustation of bronze consistent with age. (ref sources: Luristan, Persia...
Antique pair of Turkish square side tables with elaborate mashrabiya openwork on the sides. This traditional Islamic lattice work is the same that is used on mashrabiya balconies, an architectural element used to help cool the upper floors of buildings. The tops of the tables are inlaid with mother of pearl with a star form in the center and bands of geometric tessellations on the exterior border.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 23 1/2" high x 21 1/2" wide x 21 1/2" deep
Silver bowl and plate with intricate designs over the surfaces, the bowl with Islamic script.
The plate measures 6 3/4" in diameter, and the bowl is 4 7/8" in diameter and 1 7/8" deep.
Both pieces have traditional islamic and Persian designs, with cross designs, arabesque forms, and elaborate borders.
Very precise and intricate silver work, the work of an accomplished silversmith.
Unmarked but tests silver.
Together they weigh just a tad under 8 troy ounces.
Good condition, some visible ta...
Large Oushak Turkish hand knotted angora wool carpet with lovely color and deep luxurious pile, made with rich color vegetable died palette of rust gold reds and various blues with charcoal and apple greens.
Size: 14.4' x 15.9'
Age: circa 1920s
Antique Caucasian soumak saddle bag. Opened flat, finely woven of beautifully colored wool with symbols of protection and fertility.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 50" long x 42" wide
Semi-antique tribal hand knotted wool carpet, Azeri, Fachralo, in rust and blues
Age: circa 1900
Size: 3.2' x 4.8'
Antique Karaja, Persian hand knotted wool carpet in rust, blue and creme colors, with diamond medallion and border.
Age: circa 1920
Size: 3.3' x 4.3'
Prayer Rug in geometric designs Fachralo design, Azeri area Red-green handknotted wool carpet. Good condition.
Age: circa 1900
Size: 4.2 x 6.2
A Syrian bell-mouthed brass vase decorated with interlacing patterns, tendrils and Islamic calligraphy inscriptions, beautifully engraved and inlaid in silver and copper. Base with date. Condition: fine, a bit naturally distorted, few traces of usage. Dimension: 26.8 cm high, weight: 729 g.
19TH CENTURY ITALIAN (ROMAN SCENE) HAND PAINTED FRAMED MINIATURE PAINTING, DEPICTING A SLAVE TRADER BRINGING A YOUNG NUDE LADY TO THE ROMAN EMPEROR QUARTERS, WE SEE HIS WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND THE 2 ROYAL DOGS BY THE BED. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION, NO REPAIRS. MEASURE APPROXIMATELY : FRAMED 6 INCHES, 15 CENTIMETERS - LONG BY 4&1/2 INCHES, 12 CENTIMETERS - HIGH, PAINTING- 4 X 2&1/2 INCHES,10X7 CENTIMETERS.THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDING...
Depicting a female deity. H. 17 cm. Provenance: Galerie Ostracon, Switzerland, private collection The Hague, The Netherlands.
Depicting a female deity. H. 14 cm. Provenance: Galerie Ostracon, Switzerland, private collection The Hague, The Netherlands.