Aftabah for rosewater and catch basin. Guests were welcomed and offered rosewater to cleanse their hands. Water was poured over the hands and caught in the basin. Guests were then given soft clothes with which they might dry their newly cleansed hands. I think this is a fine way to welcome guests to my encampment. I have seen cloisonne versions of these in gift shops in both Asia and the USA.
Persian tabar (axe), 19th century, Qajar Dynasty, steel head chiselled in low relief over each side with symmetrical designs of fruiting foliage centred on a portrait medallion, and with a hawk attacking a heron within a cartouche on both sides of the socket, gilt waisted block-shaped peen chiselled with foliage, and with gold-damascened borders overall, on tubular brass haft in three sections embossed and punched with a trellised design of flower-heads overall, 13.8 cm. head.
During the reign of Fathali Shah and by his order, a great throne was made under the supervision of Nezamoldoleh Mohammad Hossein Khan Sadr Isfahani, the governor of Isfahan, using gold and loose stones from the treasury. As a motif of the sun, encrusted with jewels, was used on the top of the throne, it became known as the Sun Throne. The throne was later called the Peacock Throne.