19C Middle Eastern Damascene Charger

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19C Middle Eastern Damascene Charger

PRESENTING a Amazing 19C Middle Eastern Damascene Charger of medium proportions.

In beautiful initial situation manufactured of brass and inlaid with silver and copper in Islamic themes with Islamic script. In the Traditional Damascene fashion.

Most likely created in Damascus, Syria, circa 1850-70.

Medium Sized – with a diameter of 22.5 inches.

Magnificent pie-crust edge. Very intricate central inlaid medallion and really intricate outer band with Islamic script.

We have a &#8216matching&#8217 much larger Damascene Charger (30 inches in diameter) also in our Stock:


“Damascening is the artwork of inlaying different metals into one particular another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to deliver intricate patterns similar to niello. The English expression comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk.

The approach has a lengthy heritage in Japan, where by it was utilised to decorate katana fittings, particularly tsuba. Recognised as zougan in Japanese, it has formulated its own subset of conditions to describe the unique designs, while “shippou-zougan” is an enamelling approach which most Westerners would consider closer to champlevé.

Damascened-inlay jewelry, specifically of Japanese origin, is occasionally referred to as shakudo from the use of that alloy as the dim qualifications.

The approach of niello is also famously attested in prehistoric Greece. The earliest occurrence of damascening in the Aegean, from the Shaft Graves of Mycenae, dates to the most current Middle Bronze Age/Middle Helladic IIIB time period (dagger Nu-304). In the end of Near Japanese provenance, the technique of inlaying silver/gold was tailored to fit Aegean flavor and style.

Towns that are known for a prosperous record in Damascening exactly where the procedure is still practiced are Malaysia, Indonesia, Toledo, Spain, Eibar, Basque Countryand Kyoto, Japan.”

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19C Center Eastern Damascene Charger.

Provenance: From a Non-public Dallas Collection.

Situation: Pretty very good initial ailment. A single or 2 blemishes to the brass as a single would assume with age.

Dimensions: Diameter of 22.5 inches and 1 inch Deep.

Price tag:$2,400 &#8211 SALE Cost NOW: $1,900