A Large 40cm Beautiful Mamluk Revival Silver & Copper Inlaid Qalamdan Box Adorned with Kufic Arabic Calligraphy Inside & Out as well as Animals & Arabesques. A Must for Collectors Of Cairoware , Mamluk Revival , Persian & Islamic Art in General. The technique of silver and copper inlay was revived in the late 1700's and 1800's in the Islamic world. The process is difficult and requires several stages of mastery. Indeed after the item has been cast or hammered into shape it is then covered in the calligraphy and patterns.After this difficult stage the brass/bronze is carved & engraved by hand. Finally the silver and copper is hammered into the carved areas. A Beautiful 40cm imposing box which interestingly has animals running along the lid border and knotted Kufic script. Please see all the 12 ENLARGED pictures.
16 inches (40 cm) Long ; 4.7 inches (12 cm) high ; 5.2 inches (13 cm) widest point. 4.6 kg in weight. Please look at all pictures to truly appreciate the beauty of this item! Any questions please ask or.Check out my other items. Please see my other auctions of Islamic desirables & oddities! Be sure to add me to your favourites list. The item "Big Islamic Box Qalamdan Silver Inlay Cairoware Mamluk Kufic Arabic Script 40cm" is in sale since Monday, February 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "batgirlnaz" and is located in Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.