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    Posted 5 years ago

    manitou71
    (93 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, 5 years ago
      It's beautiful. Well researched, I would not have thought Syrian.
    2. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      What a beauty!
    3. manitou71, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comments, sharing these items adds to the thrill of finding , and discovering the history!
    4. manitou71, 3 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.
    5. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      sometimes i sneak peak , because this is of such an tremendous beauty, i thought my influence would solve the problem, i never found out , sometimes i hate myself when i can,t deliver
    6. manitou71, 1 year ago
      apostata , thanks for your comment on one of my very favorite objects.
      I have learned it was made by the Sarraf workshop in Damascus 1860-1890.
      Reference Touma collection of Islamic metalwork.
    7. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      we discussed this etymologisch 2 years ago (aka rene ) because i could,not understand it
      i am glad you find this , because i thought it was around 1800 , you are completely right, yours is far better than the touma collection example congrats, this is topnotch congrats

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