A QAJAR ENAMELLED SILVER NARGILEH BASE Probably Shiraz, South East Iran, mid 19th century Of curving conical form with flaring mouth, the copper body painted with wreaths alternating with leafy sprays in gold with applied beads, the neck with very delicately drawn gold floral sprays dividing wreaths inset with glass beads on a cobalt-blue glass ground, bands of similar decoration above and below, the flaring mouth similar, green enamelling on the raised dividing bands, 9 1/8in. high
A large Hispano-Moresque pottery Jar Granada, late 19th Century decorated in gilt and polychrome, the pear-shaped body with sloping shoulders attached to the neck by a pair of flattened handles, the lower half of the body with lobed medallions containing arabesque interlace, the upper part with half-medallions filled with inscriptions, the handles with calligraphic borders 145 cm. high
A Raqqa baluster-form pottery jar, Syria, first half 13th century of inverted pear-shaped form on a spreading foot with recessed base, the high sloping shoulders rising to a straight cylindrical neck with everted mouth, the body decorated in black under a turquoise glaze with bands containing foliate scrolls, the neck with a band of calligraphy in Thuluth script, old inventory number printed on base: 30.26. 34cm. height.