Nice Large 70cm Islamic Brass Tray Inlaid with Silver & Copper Adorned with Arabic Calligraphic Cartouches and a central Calligraphic Roundel. All against a background of Superbly Engraved Foliates , Flowers Interlaced geometric patterns and detailed with Arabesques and Repetitive Patterns. A Must for Collectors Of Cairoware , Mamluk Revival , Persian & Islamic Art in General. 1900's Damascus / Cairo. 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. Please see all the 12 ENLARGED pictures. Condition-wise some general wear and small losses of inlay. 27.5 inches (70 cm) diameter. 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 Tray Silver Inlay Mamluk Cairoware Arabic Calligraphy Persian 70cm" is in sale since Tuesday, September 20, 2016. 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.