The Old Bazaar
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #963428
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
19th century Mamluk revival Cairoware inlaid casket or box. It was made for keeping tobacco, and the original cedar wood lining is still intact and clean. This box has five different Islamic Script cartouches with trefoil semi-medallions. There is also a chain panel encircling the lid which features the largest, central medallion. The casket measures 4.5" long, by 2.75" deep and 2.75" tall. and weighs a little under a pound. It has a moderate patina, and the piece is overall in good condition, cosidering it's age. The Mamluk dynasty existed from approximately 1250 to 1500 A.D. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who earned their freedom and became rulers of a dynasty which lasted 250 years. Their rulers were known for patronage of the arts, thus this was the most prolific and influential period for Islamic art. Mamluk metal ware is recognizable by the repeated cartouches and medallions and the chain patterns encircling the pieces. Copper and silver inlay into brass pieces is also commonly found. This particular vase was made in the 19th or early 20th century for trade to wealthy travelers who went "on tour" for extended periods of time, and liked to bring back "historical artifacts" Because of the demand and other influences, there was a revival of many types of Mameluk artifacts during this period of time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1073068
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$275.00
A very elaborately carved rectangular brass tray depicting a harem scene. The medallion flowers, also known as "guls" border the scene. This appears to be set in a private outdoor pavillion with trees and arching columns. The quality of the carving is extremely high. This unique piece measures 12.5" by 9.25" and weighs one pound five ounces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1093738
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$2,750.00
Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enameling. There is some very minor enamel chipping, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, and the fact that this was made to be used as a planter, it has survived remarkably well. Measuring 10" tall by 14"across, and weighing five pounds, this piece is quite solid and is an unusually large size. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.

Cuerda Seca enameling is done in the following manner: The design is stamped or carved into the surface after which colored glazes are applied. The contours of the designs are detailed with a mixture of beeswax or vegetable fat and manganese oxide. During the firing, the wax or fat burns away producing contours of red or black that also prevent the differently-colored glazes from running into one another. This technique was created during the Seljuk (14th-15th C.) period in Persia, (modern Iran and Iraq) and eventually made it's way via Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Spain where it is used extensively in tile and pottery making even today.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #932691
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$550.00
A very unusual brass Persian or Turkish Tray. It features two pairs of lions bearing banners at either end. The textures are etched very subtlety into the metal. The detail of the muscling of the lions is amazing! There is an overall scrolled foliate background, It measures 17" X 24" by .5" deep, and weighs 4.5 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1093781
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$345.00
This copper Ottoman hunting tray features a hunter in the central medallion encircled by mirab (doorway) shaped medallions featuring birds and deer ringed by a foliate border. It measures 21.75" across with a 1.25" deep pie crust edge. it weighs 3.5 pounds.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1135189
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
$225.00
Traditional Islamic magic bowl for healing covered with engraved writing. Has boteh shaped designs with prayers within, also a Keyhole doorway, or mirab shaped shaped cartouche. Other prayers are covering every possible surface including the rim. The exterior has no ornamentation. The middle of the bottom of the bowl has a deep indentation, possibly to make it easy to hold. It measures 5.5" diameter by 1.5" tall, and weighs 6 ounces.