The vase is a true masterclass on inlay work. The vase has some of the most breathtaking work I have come across. The vase has three magnificent large scenes around the body of the vase combined with three panels of stunning dense silver inlay floral work with a calligraphic motif in the centre of the foliage. The three large scenes around the vase each have a single figure in front of a breathtakingly detailed landscape of mosques.
The figures appear to be Sufi elders. The detail on the mosques is probably the best you will ever see. Each individual brick on the two minarets have been individually inlaid with copper on top of the silver inlay. This creates the actual bricks and the mortar in between each brick!!The domes of the mosques, the facial features, the clothing all have been completed to a ridiculously high standard. I really cannot stress the beauty of this magnificent world class work of art. The three floral panels each have thick dense scrolling floral vines twirling around a charming calligraphic motif in the centre. There are also breathtaking Kufic calligraphy throughout the vase beautifully inlaid with the highest attention to detail. There are three further scenes of Sufi congregations around neck of the vase with further Arabic script too. Lots of floral, arabesque and geometric silver and copper inlay work throughout the vase. Furthermore there is extremely fine hand chasing in the background which adds a further depth and dimension to the vase, creating subtle yet effective detailing. This is a true Museum Worthy example of Islamic inlay metal ware. I only wish you could see the vase in person to truly appreciate the magnificent quality and beauty of the masterpiece.
The height of the vase is 32cm = 12.6 inches. The vase is in excellent condition. Please see the photos shown above. The item "FINEST ANTIQUE ISLAMIC DAMASCUS CAIROWARE SUFI OTTOMAN SILVER INLAID BRASS VASE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex.This item can be shipped worldwide.