Islamic Incense Burner Silver Inlay Mamluk Cairoware Ottoman Persian Script
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Islamic Incense Burner Silver Inlay Mamluk Cairoware Ottoman Persian Script:
Nazia Store Rare &Attractive1900's Islamic Incense Burner in the Mamluk or Possibly Fatimid Style (see Hare & Deer) Brass Inlaid with Silver & Copper . Adorned with ArabicCalligraphy,Pierce Work, Foliates , 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.(M.Khaleeq 2011)
This beautiful Incense Burner is truly majestic in looks and size!! The upper dome has 4 cartouches containing animals in various poses, very Fatimid inappearance, and the top is finished with a sublime Arabic Calligraphic roundel. The lower part of thespherehas more calligraphy and fish. Finally all this rests on a three leggedpierce-work tray with Arabic calligraphy. The burner part dismantles for shipping.
A beautiful decorative stunning piece.Please see all the ENLARGED pictures.
Condition-wise the burner is good.
16 inches (40 cm) High ; 12 inches (30 cm) wide
2.6 kg in weight without packing!! International Delivery outside EU with FEDEX ECONOMY only!!
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