Serpentine "oil lamp" with snakes and animal head. 

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Enigmatic object  made of serpentine in the form of either an oil lamp or a brush washer. Not made with modern tools, but entirely by hand. Possibly ancient. 
H 0.8 cmD 5.8 cmL2.54 cm
$300
 


18th-19th Century "Eye of Providence"

Brass frame with tinned "Eye of Providence". Curiously hinged with catch, presents nicely from both sides. Loop for suspending. 
$550


Vesta and Cigarette Case

Marked sterling. Both monogramed "ES", late 19th Century and Early 20th. Came from the same estate, likely an intergenerational set of items. Sold as a pair
$200


Rare Ostrich Egg, Etched. Possibly Syria, 18-19th Century with Islamic script. 


Safavid Dragon Head Alam Finial 16th-17th Century

Safavid dragon head alam finial from the 16th-17th century. Likely from a pair that would have flanked either side of a processional alam or similar. Bronze, in two matching halves. 
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3.5 x 4.5 x 1 inches.


Makara Dragon Headed Bronze Device. Probably 19th century. Jodhpur, India. 

This highly unusual object is very finely crafted. It's function is a mystery. It appears to have a mechanical function that cannot be determined. Inscribed in Rajasthani / Hindi on the chin. The translation reads: 

Phonetic translation:
"Karigar (the artisan) Bhamn (a persons name) vas Jodhpur (who lives in Jodhpur) jat sutar (of the group called "Suthar"*, the wood workers")

*Suthar is a caste in India that is made up of carpenters. 
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7 L x approx 1 3/4 w inches. 


Betel Nut Mineral Lime Container, 19th century. Sri Lanka. 

$525