Beautiful, Important Islamic Brass Tray Inlaid with Silver & Copper Adorned with a Central. Surrounded by Stunning Fine Written Large Arabic Calligraphy , All Surrounded With a Rim Which has Six Mamluk Blazons Amongst Interlaced geometric patterns Repetitive Patterns. A Must for Collectors Of Cairoware , Mamluk Revival , Persian & Islamic Art in General. 1800'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.
This stunning early tray supports the mamluk blazons of the DAFTARDAR who was the officer of the state or a treasurer. The symbol is a heraldic blazon which has a qalamdaan (Pen Box) between two semi circles. Obviously whilst this is a revival tray it is still important in that it mimics the original blazons of the mamluks which existed several hundred years before the manufacture of this tray. The silver and copper inlay is of the highest quality.
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On final weight as this is heavy! Please look at all pictures to truly appreciate the beauty of this item! Any questions please ask or.Please see my other auctions of Islamic desirables & oddities! Be sure to add me to your favourites list. The item "Important Islamic Judaica Tray Silver Inlay Persian Cairoware Arabic Mamluk Mark" is in sale since Monday, March 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.