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    Posted 4 years ago

    manitou71
    (86 items)

    Approximately 4" diameter , and of considerable age I found this in a small town Antique store at $9.50 Canadian and though I hadn't seen this type of Enamelwork before I had to buy and research it.
    It is Syrian, Damascus probably and I have found 3 or 4 with the same type of Arabic inscriptions carved ? onto the copper, this has the added colored blobs .Dates vary 16th to early 19th century. Any expert knowledge appreciated !
    The quotations maybe Koranic or Poetry. The marks on the bottom appear to be Kufic, again help appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's beautiful. Well researched, I would not have thought Syrian.
    2. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      What a beauty!
    3. manitou71, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comments, sharing these items adds to the thrill of finding , and discovering the history!
    4. manitou71, 2 years ago
      Renedigkstra, Thanks for the interesting comment, and I hope one day to pass it on to our Museum of Civilisation ,Ottawa.
      Do you have any thoughts regarding dating? I'm so impressed with the precision of the script enamelling so unlike other enamels I have seen.

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