Antique 18th- 19th c Islamic Turkish Ottoman Silvered Copper Zarfs and Tray
Antique, 18th- 19th century,Islamic,Turkish Ottoman, silvered (tinned ?) copper coffee set, consists of the tray and ten coffee cup holders, zarfs or vermeil, egg cups.
Tray of rounded form with raised rim, the repousséd and chased ornamentation with a raised central, a central rosette cut with Arabic calligraphic thuluth script, within radiating panels, motif bordered by a floral garland, the rim embossed and pierced with continuous, rococo style, floral interlace and garlands.
The cups on splaying foot and with flaring body, each pierced and chiseled with continuous, rococo style, floral interlace and garlands.
Each of ten cups, on splaying foot with rounded body, decorated en suite with a tray, rim ornament with pierced and chased continuous, rococo style, floral interlace and garlands.
DIMENSIONS: Diameter of the tray: 31 cm (12.21 inches) .Approximate Measurements of the cup holders: Height: 3.8 cm (1.5 inches). Diameter: 5.3 cm (2.09 inches).
CONDITION: In very good condition; no dents, repairs, or restorations, some silvering rubbed, deposit of old white polishing paste which can be removed.
Most of the Turkish Ottoman copper are gold plated, however, this set is a rare example of Ottoman silvered copper.