Box with fitted lid inlaid inside and out with intricate 6 point star pattern on bronze with blue, red, black, and white. Bordered with bone. Overall great condition with slight wear and fading at base. Measures 6.5" l x 4.25" w x 1.5" h
Blown cobalt blue glass vase caged in silver metal. It has arched doorway shaped cutouts that the glass bulges from. Measuring 6" tall, by 3" across and weighs 10 ounces.
The basic fabric is a muslin-like plain weave. The ends embroidered in pastel colored silk and metal wrapped thread. The decoration is identical on both surfaces. Condition: little patina, one stain, few loose threads. Dimension: 80 cm x 42 cm.
The basic fabric is a fine plain weave, the edges embroidered in vibrant colored yarn. The decoration is identical on both surfaces. Condition: few tiny stains. Dimension: 70 cm x 72 cm.
The basic fabric is a striped linen weave. The ends embroidered in vibrant colored yarn and decorated with folded metal. The decoration is identical on both surfaces. Condition: little patina. Dimension: 128 cm x 36 cm.
Unique Moroccan tea warming table or stand from the 1960's. Formed in the classic hexagon shape with keyhole cutouts, and profuse etching. This has been paired with a newer oil lamp to complete it. This can also be used for warming scented oil. This measures 8" tall by 5" across and weighs about a pound.
Turkish Anatolian carved copper tray. The central medallion features a star of David surrounded by two concentric circles of carved chains. There are 9 medallions alternating with semi medallions and endless knots. There is some brass melded to the copper visible from the back, and to a lesser extent, the front. It measures 21" by .75", and weighs 8 lbs.
This man's beaded hat aka skullcap is typical of the Pashtun people in the region of Southern Afganistan. Because of the extensive beading pattern, it is rather stiff and heavy.
Presumably, the interior layer of fabric was from pieced of fabric from other garments.
This late 20th century Persian style painting of a town scene was hand painted on an antique manuscript paper. It is 11 ¾” long and 8 ¼” wide. There are a few tears and small holes due to the age of the paper.
Antique Bijar rug with nice colors including a light blue, 1920's.
Size: 51 1/2" wide x 77" long
Vintage Brazier or Censer likely a reproduction of an earlier design. At first glance, the overall design appears to be Qajar Persian with the typical themes of birds and deer. However, it is marked with the name of the manufacturer and "made in Greece". The design is subtly carved with pierced areas which will let light through if a candle is burned within. The inside seems to be painted gold, perhaps to enhance reflectivity. This has water marks inside from previous use as a planter...
This brass Moroccan star tray has a traditional Berber design, and appears to have several dimensions of stars and foliate textures carved into it. With a classic Islamic thirteen pointed star, which points end at indentations for tea or coffee cups or glasses. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 28"across by 22" tall, and weighing nine pounds, this piece is surprisingly heavy...
Antique Qajar Dynasty early 20th century Islamic, Persian ceramic vase painted in blues, green, yellow, pink, brown and grey on a white background and decorated with two birds, possibly Phoenixes. The remaining background is filled in with a classic Qajar floral design. Good condition with slight crazing and glaze irregularities at the bottom. A little roughness in the glaze at the top rim. Approximately 12 inches high and 9 inches in diameter. Weight is 4.5 pounds.
This This Moroccan Jambiya (Koumiya) features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 15" long and weighing a little under a pound, the handle and sheath are encased with with embossed silver metal. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.
This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
This is a GREAT PERSIAN PRAYER RUG. This BEAUTIFUL HAND~WOVEN RUG is from QUM and measures 4'7" x 7'. Designed with Woven Flowers and the TREE of LIFE and VASE Motif. This RUG is tightly Woven, All Wool, and in MINT CONDITION circa third 1/4 of the 20th Century. From a Maryland Estate of First~Rate CARPETS & ARTWORK.
An unusual set of three Persian silver salts or salt cellars cast in the form of a long tailed bird with punched and incised decoration. The heads screwed to the body of the bird. Some variation in the design of the three. One of the group stamped with three marks in Farsi, probably indicating the names of the Silversmith, City and fineness of the Silver, 840...
Traditional Ottoman copper water jug with kashkul (beggars bowl) shaped top. Early 20th century. Lots of etched detailing and applied work. 15" high by 7" across, and 9" wide weighing 1 1/4 lbs.