Category Archives: Middle-Eastern

19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt

19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt. Really nice framed marble plaque. We think the frame is later…..but the plaque is definitely 19th Century. Either Indian or Persian, depicting wild boar hunt scene with dogs and Army Officer and Natives on horseback. From Circa 1870……………..the time of the Raj ! TIME OF…

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18C Indo Persian Vanity Box – Highly Important Piece

18C Indo Persian Vanity Box. EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT Indo-Persian Vanity Box from circa 1780. In the Indo-Persian style of mosaic. Green semi precious stone, bone and pewter in star shaped geometric designs. Box opens up to reveal a travel mirror and pull out drawer for toiletries underneath. The interior is lined with the…

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19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna

19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Gorgeous little Indo-Persian Mosaic Trinket Box from circa 1870. 19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Mosaic inlay with gold, semi precious stone, pewter, etc. The box has a very Persian feel and influence to it. The geometric mosaic is similar to Bombay Sadeli mosaic work…..but ever…

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Early 20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame

Early 20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame. Lovely little hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene……circa 1920. There are a number of reproductions of this type of plaque on the market……. but if one looks closely at the hand-painting on this, you can see the obvious difference in quality in painting…

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19C Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box

19C Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box. Lovely little Persian Trinket Box……..circa 1880. Arabic scene of travelers meeting at the Oasis and sharing a Hookah. Hand-painted on bone…..box has beautiful PersianKhatam inlaid mosaic of brass, bone and colored glass/stone. “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of…

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19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard

19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard. Beautiful 19C Omani, Indo-Persian inspired, Khanjar Dagger and scabbard from circa 1850. The scabbard is inlaid with sterling silver thread, black thread and copper thread, in the Damascene style. Sterling silver mounts on the dagger and scabbard. The dagger hilt or handle is made of rosewood and overlaid with silver mounts. Most…

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18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet – HIGHLY IMPORTANT PIECE

18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet. EXTREMELY RARE, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE colonial piece ! It is most likely an Indo-Portugese Vargueno Mini Cabinet……circa 1780…….with strong Persian influences. Vargueno’s are typically Portugese or Spanish. Portugal, through its colonization of parts of Asia in the 17th and 18th Centuries, had a strong influence on…

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Pair of 18C Middle Eastern Damascene Vases

Pair of 18C Middle Eastern Damascene Vases. STUNNING pair of 18th Century Damascene Vases……solid brass inlaid with copper and pure silver. Each vase has matching Arabic inscriptions……on front and back. Made in the area of Damascus, Syria circa 1790……very rare……and highly sought after !! “Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically,…

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