It is by the master artist LAHIJI who was one of the best hand chasers of silver. This magnificent tray measures 77cm and weighs 7765 grams. It is the largest work by Lahiji I have ever seen.This piece really is a Museum Worthy item. I cannot stress how rare this item really is. Lahiji's name has been signed in GOLD! The tray would have been specially commissioned by someone of great importance and wealth. A piece of this size and quality was probably made for a member of the royal family or a government official perhaps. The tray is completely hand chased by the master Lahiji himself. Breathtaking scenes with two sets of elders sitting down for a meeting as another elder writes up some form of contract. Please have a look at all the photos and let me know if you need more. There is so much detail to this tray that it is simply unbelievable.
The quality is the finest you will ever see. The tray is so large, it had to be made from 3 sheets of silver. You can see the marks from the back.The diameter of the tray is 77cm = 30.3 inches. The tray weighs 7765 grams. That is close to 8KG!!!!!!!!!! The tray is in excellent. There are two diagonal lines going across the tray - This is NOT damage. This is just how the tray was made - it shows because it was made from 3 sheets of silver. You can see it more clearly from the photo of the back of the tray. The lines are also slightly visible from the main front surface of the tray.
Lahiji's name in Gold appears at the top of the tray, but is upside down, not sure of the reason for this. Please see the photos shown above. The item "LAHIJI 77CM 7.7KG ANTIQUE ISLAMIC MIDDLE EASTERN HAND CHASED SOLID SILVER TRAY" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 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.