One one side it translates to: "Glory to our lord the Sultan" The second side reads: The King, the victorious of the state. Another side reads: "Victorious of the religion". These line are typical of Mamluk metals which praised their Sultan. The inside of the box has been completed with beautiful marquetry including the use of the mother of pearl. It is the original Damascus work from the early 1900's.It has been completed on the base as well as the four sides of the inside of the box too. The important thing to note is that it is in fantastic condition. Normally over the years there will be some damage with some missing pieces, however the marquetry work inside this box is in fantastic condition with no loss or damage.
This is a fantastic item - very elegant and extremely decorative. A truly beautiful Mamluk revival Damascus work of art! The length of the box is 20.4cm = 8 inches. The width of the box is 20.4cm = 8 inches. The height of the box is 16.2cm = 6.4 inches.
The box is in fantastic condition overall. Please see the photos shown above. The item "RARE ANTIQUE ISLAMIC DAMASCUS PERSIAN OTTOMAN SILVER + COPPER INLAID BRASS BOX" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. 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.