A genuine Persian copper bowl with engraving and calligraphic inscriptions from the 17th century Safavid era. The inscriptions are in Farsi and contain two verses of a longer poem in praise of wine and words of wisdom. There is also a panel containing the name of the calligrapher, " Mir Najm al-Din Alhosseini ", and the date 1046 in Islamic calendar, which coincides with 1636. I have seen a couple of similar bowls from the same calligrapher, with his name carved at the bottom of the bowl. So it appears he was quite well-known for his calligraphies on these kind of items.
Taking into account that the carving of the inscriptions was done by someone else who could well be illiterate, the quality of the calligraphy on this piece is very good. Finally there are three smaller cartouches between the bigger inscription panels, one of them containing the name of the owner (Sheik Hedayatollah), and the other two containing Arabic letters that might be initials of later owners or some other kind of codes. SIZE: about 7 1/2" in diameter at the bottom and 3" in height. The item "Superb 17th C Persian Safavid Copper Bowl-Signed &dated1636-Islamic/Middle East" is in sale since Friday, July 15, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".kefaar" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.