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    Posted 6 years ago

    shareurpas…
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    I picked this up today and am so curious to know what it is...

    Is this what is referred to as 'Mexican Tin Art'?

    It's very intricate and looks like the design has been sewn on, near perfect. It's not signed either. I just keep looking at it in wonder, looks as if it were done in white, yellow and rose gold. I know that's not it but it sure looks like it.

    Would love some insight on it.

    Thanks for your help.

    **UPDATE~ I found out today that these plates are made in Turkey. Usually a family affair where each member has their job. One hammers and solders the hook to the back first, another then does the etching, another brushes on Silver, yes, that's real silver on there, and another paints on the enamel and coats it. There are other cities in Turkey that do this still.

    I may not be able to get back right away to say thanks to all for the loves and comments, so I'll have to say it now so I don't come off as rude ;)

    Thanks all!!!

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      It's about 7" across.
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love you two...agh and vet! No ideas?
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      What an interesting work of art. It does look like embroidery! Sorry I don't have anything to offer, except that I lean more toward European than Mexican, perhaps others have a different opinion.
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thank you Katherine, you should see it in person...what I thought was one line going back and forth in a zig zag motion, the artist actually lifted the etching tool and made very small separate lines. I can see that whoever did this, did it with ease of expertise and yet again, one would think it took forever to complete.

      It reminds me of the weaving on a sombrero and I just recently heard about the Mexican Tin Art...so I don't know...but would love to find out! Thanks.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves EAPG, mike, fort and ho2 !!!
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I agree with Katherine as far as European is concerned. The Spanish make a similar style of art called Damascene. It's based on an ancient Moorish art form where a pattern is scratched into a plate and the crevices are filled with other metals... silver, copper or gold. Here are a couple we bought in Spain many years ago. http://postimg.org/image/iy0idaanp/ http://postimg.org/image/uoefuo3g5/ Another possibility- and the one I think is most likely- is souvenir plate I picked up in Turkey back in the 70's. I can't recall what it's called, but basically a copper plate is bonded with another metal and then blackened (I don't recall if it was enameling or some other process). The surface is then scratched into a pattern, and the two colors are exposed based on the depth of the etching. This is how it was explained to me by the vendor.
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Interesting Rick...I'd love to see the possible piece you have. I do think this has some enamel on it, yes.

      Thank you for the love freihiet.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      lovely!!!! love the work that went into this!!!
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thank you Sean, I do to it's pretty neat to look at!
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Rustfarm, moonstone and Trey.
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Unfortunately Share, it's long gone. Like I said, I bought it back in the 70's and have no clue what happened to it. Sorry.
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Rick, but isn't it nice to see something that brings back those memories!!!
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Roycroft!

      And thank you too Efesgirl! Much appreciated!
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      I'm European never seen this before but I like it very much, very beautiful!
    15. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      It could also be from india. They do a lot of metal work by hand. Most of their pieces ate not marked if the were for export sales to the european or american markets. This is beautiful.
    16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Rick55, you called it! Actually, when they do paint it, they use enamels, some plates have many colors to them.

      Thanks.
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you agram.m it's officially Turkish ;)
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you robin56 for your kind comment. Always appreciated!
    19. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Having lived in Turkey, I saw many beautiful works of art done in all genres. Turkish artisans produce fantastic things.
    20. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Hi EG, yes they do and I think this is one of them. It would look great in a kitchen full of copper! Thanks for the love and comment. Did you live there long?
    21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you aura for the love!
    22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the love Geode.Jem. Much appreciated.
    23. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      thank you everyone for all the loves. Much appreciated!

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