An Islamic silver and turquoise pendant, 19th century. The pendant is formed of two hexagonal cylinders hinged together and held rigid by a swinging suspension loop at the top and a hinged bar at the bottom. The front and sides are encrusted with turquoise stones of circular and gul form, the back is engraved with flowers. No maker's mark.
Approximately 8 cm long. Fine condition though the silver has tarnished with age...
Lovely authentic manuscript from the early 20th century, containing 59 pages, mainly with handwritten texts, but 10 pages have been decorated with miniatures in gouache technique, all depicting hunting scenes. The book measures 26 x 17 cm. The book is in a very good condition, apart from some minor repairs to the paper. It has it's original cotton binding.
Made of red pottery covered with a green glaze, moulded body with applied knobs, a carved bird on the handle. The handle has been restored, otherwise this lamp is in very good condition with only minor glae chips. H. 7 cm, L. 13,5 cm
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A gilt-bronze swivel seal comprised of a pierced frame capturing a three-faced elliptical gilt-bronze seal bead. One face is engraved with calligraphy.
Made of red pottery, covered with a turquoise glaze and black decorations. H. 30 cm. The foot is very wide because this lamp was placed on the sand in the desert. Condition: minor damage to the cup, glaze chips, a firing crack in the foot.
These large beads with stratified eyes and trailed decoration are very rare. They were almost certainly made in one of the Hellenistic settlements around the Black Sea. They were traded to the Sarmatian and Scythian nomadic peoples who controlled vast inland territories, and who attached these beads as signs of status and wealth to personal clothing and to horse apparel...
Rare Kashan lusterware bowl, of conical form on a straight foot, in the Samanid/Seljuk style, decorated with a single horseman within a circle, with a broad pale green and cream border of foliate or tree designs. Roughly 9" in diameter, and 4" high. Some damage as pictured.
An Iranian ceramic vase of baluster shape showing a youth and two young women among flowering plants. The thick glaze with craquele. Condition: fine, few burst glaze bubbles. Dimension: 28.6 cm high.
A set of six silver bowls, the center with raised omphalos. Below an acanthus bordure decorated with a band of Arabic calligraphy. No mark, but silver tested. Condition: due to the high silver content the bowls are quite soft and some are slightly distorted. Three bowls with few dents. Dimension: diameter: 10.6 cm, 5.1 cm high, total weight: 476 g.
A large and heavy Qajar tinned copper bowl, the etched and engraved rim section with a band featuring flower scrolls. The base with maker's mark and date AH 1272 / AD 1855. Condition: some traces of usage, rubbing to tinning. Dimension: diameter: 30.4 cm, 14 cm high.
A pair woman's festive leggings from Sana'a, Yemen. The upper part is brocade with boteh pattern in gold wrapped silk threads and the lower part with couched silver wrapped threads forming stars. Red cotton lining. Please visit the "Israel Museum" (http://museum.imj.org.il/imagine/galleries/viewItemE.asp?case=25&itemNum=354) for an identical pair. Condition: fine. Dimension: 34 cm long, 19.6 cm wide.
Two double sided different pages of Persian Safavid poetry. 16th century. Some text faded but all readable. Gold sprinkled borders. The four sides have multicoloured cartouches of poetry interspersed with illuminated triangles in blue red and gold. Each leaf 18.5x11.5 cm. can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
A Qajar sherbet spoon carved from light, varnished wood, made in two parts with a long rhomboid handle joined to the boat-shaped bowl-section by a slot. Please visit the "Victoria & Albert Collections" for further information and examples. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: repaired area, bowl with two tiny chips. Dimension: 27.8 cm long x 3.9 cm wide.
Large Qajar sherbet spoon carved from wood with boat-shaped bowl. Carved with concentric circles. Please visit the "Victoria & Albert Collections" for further information and examples. Condition: fine, only bowl rim with two tiny chips. From an old Swiss collection. Dimension: 43.5 cm long x 9.7 cm wide.
A Qajar sherbet spoon carved from light, varnished wood, made in two parts with a long rhomboid handle joined to the boat-shaped bowl-section by a slot. Please visit the "Victoria & Albert Collections" for further information and examples. Condition: good, end of the handle with a tiny loss. From an old Swiss collection, with label. Dimension: 30.2 cm long x 5 cm wide.
A Qajar sherbet spoon carved from light wood, made in two parts with pierced handle joined to the boat-shaped bowl-section by a socket. The rhomboid handle with dragons, nightingales and the sun motif, embellished with gold paint. Please visit the "Victoria & Albert Collections" for further information and examples. With (Swiss) collection label. Condition: fine, only bowl rim with a tiny chip. Dimension: 29.8 cm long x 6.4 cm wide.
DESCRIPTION: A large, colorful Turkish dowry bag, hand woven from wool and bordered with leather straps and handles. The vibrant, multicolored geometric design covers all sides of the bag and the two top flaps. The bag is secured by three long leather straps with buckles that close the bag horizontally, and a leather strap and buckle that secure the two top flaps. Two substantial leather handles are attached to each end for carrying...
Large Qajar sherbet spoon carved from light, varnished wood, made in two parts with a long rhomboid handle joined to the boat-shaped bowl-section by a socket. Please visit the "Victoria & Albert Collections" for further information and examples. Condition: fine, only bowl rim with a tiny chip. From an old Swiss collection. Dimension: 45.8 cm long x 7 cm wide.