brass collection tray 286mm in diameter with 1301 in the design matching the year of the church bombed in ww2 when it was found
inherited, origns from london
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a late ottoman empire brass tea tray, incised and embossed design of flowers and foliage, dated islamic year 1301 which equals the western year 1883/1884. During that period the ottoman empire was already on decline, but had left its imprint reaching from the Balkans to the Near East to northern Africa. I assume the tray was hand made by a local artisan in a provinical area in Turkey or Syria.
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