Large kashmir tray

Apr 19, 2020. 19:49 UTC
Large kashmir tray
Jenny
United States of America

Category
Asian art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

40inx28in copper tray

Provenance

Unknown

$100 - $150 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 18 minutes
Apr 19, 20:08 UTC
By Delia

Good afternoon, Jenny,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The Arabic script is not one I'm familiar with - do you mind if I forward a photograph of the inscription to an Arabic scholar for an exact translation? It may identify the age and maker of this tray, which may impact its value and I'd prefer to know that before I appraise this.

Thanks to let me know!
Delia

Jenny farmer Apr 19, 20:13 UTC

Yes, by all means contact whomever you need to.

Delia Apr 20, 11:57 UTC

Thanks, Jenny, and good morning,
The inscription reads "Mahdi Hafiz Isfahani"; Mahdi Hafiz was the maker, from the Iranian (formerly Persian) city of Isfahan. Not entirely sure about the date but most likely 19th century.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Persian copper oval tray
made by Mahdi Hafiz, Isfahan, Persia (now Iran), probably 19th Century
With undulating scalloped rim, centering a field densely incised with figures and animals, signed in Arabic script "Mahdi Hafiz Isfahani"
CONDITION: some losses to finish but otherwise in good condition
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.
28 by 40 inches

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