This style of work are typically harder to find. Turquoise beads were rarely seen in Damascus or Cairoware pieces, so find find a pair like this is very very rare indeed!
The vases have been hand chased with cartouches portraying figures such as Kings, and mythical beasts as well as different animals too. There are beautiful calligraphic panels with Nastaliq style script too. Lots of arabesque and geometric style hand chasings adorn the vases all over.
The thick dark lines you see are all silver inlay. The flatter style you see were used in the earlier pieces. These vases dates from early - mid 1800's and so the work is consistent with the era. I have not cleaned or polished the silver inlay as the natural patina looks very good. It adds more charm and character to these breathtaking vases.If you prefer, then I can of course clean the silver inlay for you. Don't miss your chance to own these very unique and extremely decorative and rare vases! They will look stunning in any home and will be a fantastic addition to any collection.
The height of the vases is 34.5. Cm = 13.6 inches. The vases are in good condition for their age. There is a dent on one vases which has been shown the last photo above. There are some missing turquoise / red beads.
Tiny little chips on the rim of the base. All these are shown in the photos, so please do study all the photos. Please see the photos shown above.The item "VERY RARE 19th C ISLAMIC DAMASCUS PERSIAN TURQUOISE + SILVER INLAID BRASS VASES" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.