Islamic Koran Amulet Box Antique 19thC Silver niello Jewelry Quran case. We strive to give best 5 star service in all aspects of sale.
Silver Niello Amulet Koran Box Antique Islamic 19thC Jewelry Case Middle Eastern. An exquisite Antique Islamic Koran Amulet Box. Made from silver (about 800) and Inlaid with niello over etched surface inscribed Arab lettering and floral ornamentation.Detailed refined Etching with Niello inlaid covering smoothly the surfaces. Box closes and locks well. Has two little handles on each side that can be used in a variety of ways. The original makings of such items was to hold an octagonal hand written intricate miniature Koran. In some traditions an additional hexagonal amulet box is connected to each side of the handles.
In later period these items where used for jewelry holding, pills, tobacco or good luck single religious verses. Most of such items are silver made however the addition of Niello inlay is extremely rare to these boxes and is considered a unique collectors item. Application of niello rendered more common items to high status jewelry and would be usually executed only for a targeted group or individual. Base has some light pressure marks and dings.
Size Max length including handles - 2 1/4 (5.6cm) tall. Total weight is : 40.4 grams (approx1.43oz). A remarkable detailed little amulet box made of Silver with a rare niello inlay. Please see photos offered for visual information and condition valuation. Use the super-size feature on Scan/photo to see details.
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The item "Islamic Koran Amulet Box Antique 19thC Silver niello Jewelry Quran case" is in sale since Monday, March 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "smigallery" and is located in israel.
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