This is a Fatimid rock crystal Kohl container, made between 939–1010 C.E. The jar would have had a glass rod in it, to apply the Kohl, which was made out of burnt frankincense, almond shells or Safflower plants. This is a Mamluk ivory inlaid with niello Kohl container, made between the 14th–15th century. The applicator was attached by chain. This is an Ottoman cast silver Kohl bottle. It is dated to 1594 C.E. and was hammered and incised. The applicator stick was attached to the bottle with a chain, through the “tail” of the bird.
Taken from Museum With No Frontiers website.
This Ottoman rock crystal chess set is from 16th-17th century. They are stylised, as opposed to Western chess pieces. The height of the king is 40 cm, with one side set with table cut rubies (from Afghanistan or Burma) and the other with emeralds (possibly from the New World), held to the crystal in a lobe mount. Information from Qantara but the set is in the Topkapi Sarayi Museum.
This set is carved from rock crystal in Egypt in the 10th century. The set is incomplete as pieces were carved according to the crystal available, but the pieces are 2.5–4.5 cm high, 1.9–3.1 cm long with a width of 1.8–3 cm. Taken from Qantara.
From Egypt it was exported to Spain, where it ended up in the Collegiata de Àger (via Google Translate). The set has three queens, three bishops, two knights, a castle, ten pawns, and a rook in the shape of a molar.
This rook is in the Al Sabah Collection in Kuwait (go to the Jewellery and jewelled objects collection). However, this piece is 4.22cm high & 4.75cm wide and thought to be from Iran in the 9th-10th century.
Pieces Crystal and Osnabruck Set on Carolus Chess.
This ewer is one of only six known Fatimid ewers to have survived. It turned up at a country auction as a French claret jug, and was expected to have sold for £100-200, but sold for £220,000 to an anonymous buyer. This buyer then sold it at Christies for £3 million ($5.3 million).
At 7.1cm high, it is a four-footed or molar flask. This shape is very common for perfume bottles, though usually made of glass. Sold by Christies for £25,000 ($38,350).
This is a 4cm high pot on a special foot (broken) with a missing lid. Sold by Christies for £3,500 ($5,390).
This Abbasid bottle is 6.4cm high from 9th century Mesopotamia. It sold for £46,850 ($73,976) at Christies.
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