Truly magnificent, one of a kind museum quality masterpiece of Islamic art, this aftaba ewer and ablution basin are made of heavy gauge brass, intricately carved and engraved, and heavily inlaid in silver. Late 1800's to very early 1900's Damascus, Syria cairo-ware work of stunning, exceptional quality rarely seen on the market. The lid on the top of the ewer is slightly off, could be period repair to the hinge. Apart from it, it is in very good antique condition, with all silver inlay intact, no dents or scratches. Please view all photos for more details on the workmanship and unique beauty of this item.Size : 47 cm (18.5) tall overall. The ewer alone is 40 cm (15.75) tall. The diameter of the basin is 29 cm (11.3). Total weight : 2,425 gr (5.35 lbs). I also have other Islamic silver and metalwork items listed, please check my listings and feel free to ask any questions. The item "Islamic Middle Eastern Ottoman Cairo Ware Silver Mamluk Revival Damascus Arabic" is in sale since Thursday, August 04, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "orientalxperts" and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.