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    Ancient Islamic Agate "gaming piece"

      Sorry, this old piece is no longer available.  A round, sort of bulgingly conical, carved reddish agate “gaming piece”, dating from the Islamic Period ( Circa 10th - 13th Century) and consequently from what was then Persia. The shape is well worked to allow the finger and thumb an easy grip for...
  • AUD $240.00

    Ancient Islamic Bone "gaming piece"

        A round, sort of bulgingly conical, carved agate “gaming piece”, dating from the Islamic Period ( Circa AD - AD) and consequently from what was then Persia. The  shape is well worked to allow the finger and thumb an easy  grip for playing. The stone has been specifically chosen for...
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    Brass "double" Oil Lamp

    Sorry, this lovely piece is no longer available. A rather special, old bronze oil lamp from Islamic Period Persia, with a number of distinguishing features; It’s double spouted lips would have doubled the flame, a comfy glow with twice the wattage. Serrated bird’s tail (peacock, due to perforation in each...
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    Khurasan Candelabra

    Sorry, this lovely piece is no longer available. A three piece brass columnar Candelabra for raising and supporting an Oil Lamp. Constructed in three interlocking sections comprising; a round, domed base, decorated with bands of engraved ”Khufic” script and three raised stylized ”lion’s heads”, a central hollow baluster shaft, with...
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    Persian Simple Brass Oil Lamp

    Sorry, this lovely little oil lamp is no longer available. We may however still have another oil lamp available. Small brass oil lamp, clean simple “heart” shaped with engraved foliage. Reminiscent of our “Victorian” candle holders, that same portability, handle and stable base. Although without hte cloying “tizziness!” A delightfully...
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    Persian, 24ct Gold Bird Earrings

    Sorry, but these stunningly "byzantine" earrings are no longer available. A marvelous pair of 24 ct gold 19th or Early 20th Century Qajar Dynasty Persian Earrings. (I'm being conservative in assessing their age, so they may be older, much older or made perhaps as a revival like Castellanis work.) Constructed...
  • AUD $600.00

    Persian, Enamelled Glass Vase.

    This charming 18th Century Persian fluted "ruby glass" vase decorated with applied gilt line and polychrome enamelled sprays of blossoms, isn't what it seems. It isn't actually "Ruby Glass" well not the righly glowing translucent one we're used to in the West, this one is a hand painted coating of semi...
  • AUD $980.00

    Persian, Papier mache Penbox.

    Another finely painted “Qajar” dynasty lacquered piece, a Penbox, for storing Calligraphy or Miniature painting implements. This long box is subtly designed for ease of use. The sides taper slightly down to the base, allowing better grip when lifting. The top is convex, domed lengthwise and the ends are organically...
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    Persian, Papier mache Penbox.

    Sorry, this box is no longer available. However, we may still have another different one.. Another finely painted, lacquered piece, an oblong Penbox, (qalamdan) with round ends and a gently domed top. These penboxes were a mainstay used for storing and transporting Calligraphic or Miniature painting implements (brushes, reed pens, penknives...
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    Persian, Papier mache Vase.

    Sorry, this lovely vase is no longer available. Another finely painted “Qajar” dynasty lacquered piece, a tall, narrow necked vase (although I wouldn't dream of putting water in it, so I suspect it was made to be displayed in a wall niche as you see in Persian miniatures.) This vase...
  • AUD $480.00

    Persian, Qajar Lacquer Book Cover.

    A rectangular wooden Persian Manuscript (Book) Cover. The wooden panel has a champhered edge and is gold leafed finely painted over with intricately detailed arabesque borders and botehs surrounding a rectangular rose bush mingled with blue narcissi (?) From the Qajar Dynasty that ruled in Persia from 1781 until 1925....
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    Persian, Qajar Lacquer Vase

    Sorry, this pair of vases have "left the building" gone to a new home.  One of a pair of Persian 18th Century, early Qajar Dynasty turned wooden “vases”. (see also QV101 for the other of the pair, sold seperately.) Of turned wood, supplemented with some carved detailing, covered allover with...
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    Persian, Qajar Lacquer Vase

    Sorry, this pair of vases have "left the building" gone to a new home. One of a pair of Persian 18th Century, early Qajar Dynasty, turned wooden “vases”. (see also QV100) Of turned wood, supplemented with some carved detailing, covered allover with fine painted floral designs surrounding two figurative subjects:...
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    Persian, Turquoise and Carnelian Pendant.

    Sorry, this amazing pendant is no longer available. But you may want to check the other Pendants we have. An extraordinary Persian pendant, llterally covered in tiny Turquoise domes. These subtly varying shades of aqua greens are arranged around five circular, flat dark red Carnelians. These are said to be representing both...