Islamic Box Silver Brass Mamluk Cairoware Persian Ottoman Calligraphy Beasts
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Islamic Box Silver Brass Mamluk Cairoware Persian Ottoman Calligraphy Beasts :
Beautiful 1900's Islamic Persian or Ottoman Box / Casket Brass Inlaid with Silver . Adorned with Arabic Calligraphic Silver Script and Deer as well Mythical Centaur Type Creatures engraved in Brass Hunting. Foliates ,Birds , Interlaced geometricpatterns and detailedwithArabesques and Repetitive Patterns.. A Must for Collectors Of Cairoware ,Mamluk Revival ,Persian & Islamic Art in General.
The technique of silver and copper inlay was revived in the late 1700's and 1800's in the Islamic world.The process is difficult and requires several stages of mastery.Indeed after the item has been cast or hammered into shape it is then covered in the calligraphy and patterns. After this difficult stage the brass/bronze is carved & engraved by hand.Finally thesilverand copper is hammered into the carved areas.
This beautiful box has very detailed brass engravings if you look close.
A beautiful decorative stunning piece.Please see all the ENLARGED pictures.
Condition wise the item is excellent.
7.5 inches (19.2 cm) Long ; 6.2 inches (16 cm) wide ; 5.1 inches (13 cm) High
1315 g in weight without packing!!
Please look at all pictures to truly appreciate the beauty of this item !!
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