Our catalogue > Middle Eastern & North African Antiques

Antique items from the Middle East, Iran/Persia and Islamic Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Egypt) are to be found on this page.

Also see our Central Asia section.

All the items have been sourced from within the UK.

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5445

Large, Rare Figurative Khatamkari Chest

Persia/Iran
Zand Dynasty, 18th century

length: 83.3cm, height (without stand): 39.5cm, height (with stand): 59.5cm, depth: 47cm

Provenance

from an aristocratic Spanish family.

5039

Omani Silver Bracelet (Hangeri or Hajala)

Oman, possibly Nizwa
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 10.4cm, internal diameter: 5.5cm, weight: 319g

Provenance

UK art market

3966

Large Silver Bead & Amber Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)

San'a, Yemen
early 20th century

total length (circumference as worn): 96cm, total weight: 381g

5660

Pair of Engraved Solid Silver Libyan Ear Ornaments

Bedouin People, Libya
circa 1880

Provenance

UK art market

5490

Moroccan Finely Carved Nut & Silver Kohl Container

Morocco
19th century

length: 12.8cm, weight: 66g

Provenance

UK art market

3409

Yemeni Matching Gilded Silver Talismanic Box (Hirz) & Purse

Both signed by the same maker, Yemen
early 20th century

length of talisman: 13cm, width of purse: 7.3cm, combined weight: 207g

Provenance

private collection, UK

5604

Yemeni or Omani Silver Bracelet

Yemen/Oman Border Area
early 20th century

internal diameter: 6.2cm, length: 8cm, weight: 155g

Provenance

UK art market

4032

Carved Coco-de-Mer Sufi Mendicant’s ‘Begging’ Bowl (Kashkul)

Northern India or Iran (Persia)
18th century

length: 28cm, width: 13cm, height: 10.5cm

Provenance

UK art market.

4934

Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Necklace with Applied Gold Plaques

Oman
circa 1900

total hanging length: 45cm, approximate length of chain: 60cm, length of amulet box: 9.2cm, weight: 330g

Provenance

UK art market

3283

Yemen Silver Ring with Horn ‘Stone’

Yemen, probably Saada
19th century

height: 4.3cm; ring size: 8.5 (US), O/R (UK); weight: 18.38g

Provenance

private collection, London.

3857

Rare Set of Woman’s Silver Hair Ornaments (Mashaq-ir)

Jewish Community, Saada region, Yemen
early 20th century

length of both long hair ornaments: 33.5cm; total weight: 332g

Provenance

UK art market

4030

Coral and Silver Necklace, Yemen, probably Mahwit

Yemen, probably Mahwit
early 20th century

length of main section: 25cm; overall length: 42cm, weight: 142g

Provenance

UK art market

4627

Islamic Wooden Panel Carved with Buraq & Deer

Persia/Iran
19th century

length: 73.4cm, width: 18.2cm

Provenance

UK art market

5272

Pair of Omani Gilded Silver Toe Rings

Oman
19th-early 20th century

width of each: 2.9cm, combined weight: 48g

Provenance

UK art market

3581

Persian Painted & Lacquered Mirror Case

Persia (Iran)
Zand Dynasty, circa 1780

height: 21.8cm, width: 15.2cm, thickness: 1cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

5242

North Indian or Persian Cast & Inscribed Bronze Hawking Drum

Persia or Northern India
17th-18th century

diameter: 17.5cm, height: 12cm

Provenance

UK art market

3852

Kangxi (康熙) Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts

China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century

height: 22.5cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 1,458g

Provenance

UK art market

5252

Superb Pair of Silver Spiked Cuff Bracelets (Azbi n’Iquorrain)

Ait Atta Berber People, South-Eastern Morocco
early 20th century

external diameter: 13cm, internal diameter: 6.7cm, thickness: 3.7cm, combined weight: 1,116g

Provenance

UK art market

2942

Omani Silver Gunpowder Flask (Talahiq)

Oman
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 248g

Provenance

UK art market

5414

Yemeni Silver-Mounted Dagger (‘Asib)

Arab Peoples, Yemen
19th century

length: 32cm, width: 19cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

2890

Rare Timurid Bronze Folding Spoon

Timurid Empire, Persia & Central Asia
14th-15th century or earlier

length: 20.8cm (13.5cm when folded)

Provenance

private collection, London, UK.

5084

Algerian Colonial Silver & Coral Hinged Bracelet

Algeria
circa 1920

internal diameter: 5.2cm, external diameter: 8.5c, width: 4.2cm, weight: 126g

Provenance

UK art market

3263

Egyptian Fine Silver Measuring Ladle

Egypt
19th-early 20th century

length: 22.7cm, diameter of bowl: 6.1cm, weight: 76g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

2778

Ottoman Turkish Steel Scissors or Sheers

Ottoman Turkey
17th century

length: 13.5cm

Provenance

The scissors were part of a collection built up over a long lifetime by an elderly collector in Worcestershire, England.

2781

Persian Calligrapher’s Pierced Steel Scissors

Iran (Persia)
18th century

length: 16.5cm

Provenance

The scissors were part of a collection built up over a long lifetime by an elderly collector in Worcestershire, England.

2782

Persian Calligrapher’s Pierced Steel Scissors

Iran (Persia)
18th century

length: 18cm

Provenance

The scissors were part of a collection built up over a long lifetime by an elderly collector in Worcestershire, England.

2779

Central Asian Calligrapher’s Steel & Brass Scissors

Central Asia, probably Tashkent
late 18th century

length: 13cm

Provenance

The scissors were part of a collection built up over a long lifetime by an elderly collector in Worcestershire, England.

2875

Ottoman Calligrapher’s Scissors

Ottoman Turkey
18th-19th century

length: 27.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

580

Fine Silver Amulet Box with Filigree

Yemen
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 16 cm; diameter of box: 4.5 cm, weight: 175g

1226

Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

(Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
19th century

height: 25cm, diameter: 26cm, weight: 1,116g

Provenance

UK art market

356

Islamic Tinned Copper Ewer & Basin, Signed & Dated

Persia/Iran or Ottoman Turkey
dated AH 1248 (AD 1832).

height of ewer: 36cm, diameter of basin: 34cm, height of basin: 9.4cm

Provenance

UK art market

4011

Seven Fine Silver Omani Headdress Ornaments with Filigree & Tassels

Dhofar Region, Southern Oman
early 20th century

length: 30cm, combined weight: 775g

Provenance

UK art market

945

Repoussed Gilded Silver Hammam Bowl

Algeria
19th century

height: 16.5cm, diameter: 12.9cm, weight: 170g

Provenance

UK art market

946

Algerian Repoussed Silver Hammam Bowl

Algeria
19th century

height: 13.3cm, diameter: 11.5 weight: 123g

3578

Moroccan Ceramic Tureen (Jobbana) with Polychrome Enamel

Fes, Morocco
19th century

height: 28.8cm, diameter: 20.8cm

Provenance

UK art market

3579

Moroccan Ceramic Tureen (Jobbana) with Polychrome Enamel

Fes, Morocco
19th century

height: 28.5cm, diameter: 21cm

Provenance

UK art market

4202

Silver Yemeni Ring

Yemen
late 19th century

height: 4.7cm, weight: 17.2g, ring size: UK: O, US: 8

Provenance

private collection, London.

3984

Fine Silver Belt Purse (Mahfaza)

San’a, Yemen
19th century

height: 6.2cm, width: 8cm, thickness: 1.9cm, weight: 140g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

993

Brass Syrian or Balkans Crusader-style Charger

Syria or Balkans
circa 14th-15th century

diameter: 41.5cm

Provenance

private collection, London.

4284

Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Ant-Atlas Region, Morocco
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 2.8cm, combined weight: 136g

Provenance

private collection, London.

4283

Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

Provenance

private collection, London.

4029

Large, Fine Silver Anklets, Oman

Oman
19th century

exterior diameter: 11.3cm, interior diameter: 6.2cm, height of bezel: 6cm, combined weights: 502g

Provenance

UK art market

3260

Hispano-Moresque Bronze Mortar

Andalusian Spain
circa 14th-15th century

height: 9.1cm, diameter: 11.4cm, width including fins: 15.3cm, weight: 2,507g

Provenance

UK art market

3983

Oman Silver Filigree Headdress Ornaments

Bedu People, Oman
19th century

length: 13.2cm, combined weight: 73g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

3979

Yemen Silver Thumb Ring

San’a, Yemen
circa 1900

height: 2.7cm, diameter: 2.8cm, weight: 21g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

4136

Silver Necklace with Three Attached Silver Amulet Boxes with Coral Beads

Hadhramaut Region, Yemen
19th century

length of main box: 12.4cm, circumference of necklace: 79cm, weight: 240g

Provenance

UK art market

5110

Child’s Heavy Silver Bracelet

Hajjah, Yemen
Early 20th century

width: 9cm, height: 6.5cm, weight: 141g

Provenance

UK art market

5107

Cast Silver Bracelet

Tihama Region, likely Hudayda (al Dhahiyy), Yemen
18th-19th century

external diameter: 10cm, inside diameter: 6.4cm, weight: 145g

Provenance

UK art market