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    Posted 6 years ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    Just acquired another one of these Middle Eastern Trench art pieces. Much of it originated in Damascus.

    The object is most likely a tobacco humidor. The shell base lid provides a fairly tight seal on the container.

    The shell has a 4.75 diameter and is marked "Dusselldorf, 1914". The humidor is about 4" tall.

    The base shell has been decorated with applied copper and silver. The lid has also been decorated

    Most of the time the text will be from the Koran; however, I have not had it translated.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the look and love vo!

      scott
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Lot of really intricate work, this! More bored than I am! LOL!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Yep, the Damascus work is the BEST out there in my opinion!

      scott
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I agree!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      wow! beautiful!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      thanks for this interesting post
    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks cultcha, kiva and david!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking rade and chris.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks nobucks and fort!

      scott
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      This is so cool Scott!
    11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks rick-- take a look at my other trench art postings. It is really a fascinating area to collect-- so many amazingly crafted objects!

      scott
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I looked at your others and they are fantastic! I never knew this type of art existed. Thanks for sharing these unique items! BTW... I love the Koran shell and hat ashtrays!
    13. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for taking the time to look at my other postings.

      I think that the miniatures (airplanes, hats, tanks, chairs, etc...) are especially nice!

      scott
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Your welcome Scott. I found it interesting and at the same time learned something.
    15. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking pontiac.

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks vetraio.

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much peggy!

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks efes.

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks caper and petey.

      scott

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