11th Century Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer. -- The pitcher was hand-carved from a single block of flawless rock crystal, by artisans during the Islamic Fatimid (909-1171) period. Great skill was required to carve the delicate decoration. The Treasure of Caliph Mostansir-Billah at Cairo, which was destroyed in 1062, contained 1800 rock crystal vessels, today only 7 are known to survive & are considered the rarest of all Islamic art objects. #rock_crystal #quartz #Islamic_art #ewer
*Viennese Silver-Gilt, Enamel & Rock Crystal Ewer by Herman Ratzersdorfer, c.1880 - Surmounted by an over-hanging rim, flanked to the side by a scroll handle with a bearded-mask lower terminal, the snail-shaped body decorated with scrolling foliage, above a waisted stem, flanked to each side by a satyr head, above an oval spreading base. 12¼ in. (31 cm.) high #rock_crystal #quartz #decorative_arts #Venice
A rare and important Ottoman tombak incense burner (Buhurdan), Turkey, late 16th/17th Century | Lot | Sotheby's
An old ewer from Turkey, date unknown. Love this!
Rock crystal pitcher of the Keir Collection. Egypt - probably in Cairo, Fatimid, late 10th until the early 11th Century version in gold
James Shruder Tea Kettle 1749. His tea-kettle and coffee pot above made as a set by Shruder clearly show the same kind of characteristics of the Maynard Master. Much of the decoration is taken from ornamental engravings by the celebrated French designer Jacques de Lajoue (1686-1761). The sea-horse is from his Second livre de cartouches, published in Paris in 1734
Flask mid 10th century Fatimid period Rock crystal, with enameled gold mount H: 15.1 W: 6.8 D: 3.9 cm Egypt
Fresh as the day it was carved, 400 yr-old Qing Dynasty jade cabbage. Spot the katydid!
Relief-carved rock crystal bottle Egypt, 4th century AH/10th century CE 10.5 cm high; 8.3 cm wide