Six 6 Fine Quality Antique Iraqi Solid Silver Niello Napkin Rings C1930 For Sale
Six beautiful Iraqi Solid Silver and Niello Napkin rings c1935.
Each individually hand raised by skilled Mandean silversmiths, probably near Amarah in the 1930's.
They each feature highly intricate, all over Nielloed scenes.
The scenes include Grand Mosques, date palms, reed beds, a plethora of sailing boats and river craft on the River Euphrates as well as the amazing ruins of ancient Ctesiphon. Ctesiphon was a great city of ancient Mesopatania and once a capital of the ancient Persian Empire. The nielloed work is all of fine quality.
They each measure approx 44mm in diameter and combined weight is an impressive 102g or 3.6oz.
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ine quality Iraqi Solid Silver Napkin rings. A fine and rare aspect of Islamic art.
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