Stunning Large 67cm Islamic Brass Tray Inlaid with Silver & Copper Adorned with Kufic & Thuluth Arabic Calligraphic Cartouches With Superbly Engraved Foliates , Flowers Interlaced geometric patterns and detailed with Arabesques and Repetitive Patterns. Calligraphy Also On the Rim. 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.
A nice large tray with beautiful Kufic calligraphy as well as Thuluth. The tray is a quality piece and has calligraphy also on the rim (most trays just have patterns). One of the rarer trays around not many large trays making an appearance nowadays so get it whilst you can! Please see the Gold & silver inlay Judaica - Islamic tray in my other auctions!
Please see all the 12 ENLARGED pictures. 26.3 inches (67 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 Persian Cairoware Kufic Arabic Script 67cm" is in sale since Tuesday, November 08, 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.