Small vintage Middle Eastern prayer tray brass inlaid copper white metal #6991

Please see further photographs and full description below. A small but heavy vintage, possibly antique, Middle Eastern (possibly Islamic) prayer tray inlaid with white metal and copper. It measures approximately 8.5” by just under 7.125” and has a hook inset in the back for wall hanging. The centre of the tray is decorated with what looks like Arabic script and this is surrounded by silver lotus like flowers, with the copper inlay including four engraved copper roundels at each corner. The tray has been given a light cleaning in order to retain the patina as far as possible but it might benefit from expert cleaning. Other than this, the tray is in good vintage condition (exact age unknown but believed to date from late nineteenth or early twentieth century). A lovely item. Weighs almost 500g.

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