OLD CAIRO WARE MAMLUK REVIVAL TRAY SILVER CALLIGRAPHY ISLAMIC 1880 80 CM! Base material is brass - masterfully inlayed all over the surface with silver wire and red copper enhancements.LOTS of fine Arabic calligraphy with Koran scripts - beautiful flowing lines - the surface is also engraved with geometric and floral designs. Excellent condition for the age - the back padded with old felt for surface protection - very mild ware and no losses - please inspect detailed pictures - the entire surface is bright and clean - any dark areas seen in the pictures are reflections! We have taken pictures before and after cleaning to show how oxidated the silver was - it cleaned beautifully as you can see - the 2 last pictures show the estate condition before cleaning. For scale, we also took a picture with a remote control measuring 21.5 cm long, just to give an idea on how imposing the tray is. It measures a VERY IMPRESSIVE 80.4 cm in diameter - weight is about 6.2 kg!
THIS ENORMOUS TRAY WOULD MAKE A CENTERPIECE IN ANY MAMLUK / ISLAMIC COLLECTION. Please view our other auctions for new fine antiques offered every week. We are based in Paris France and deal mostly in Oriental art from China, Japan and India, we also deal in Islamic art and edged weapons, archaeology and other fine antiques from Europe and around the world. You have entered a binding contract under the terms of this listing. OLD CAIRO WARE MAMLUK REVIVAL TRAY SILVER CALLIGRAPHY ISLAMIC 1880 80 CM" is in sale since Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "kikot" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.