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by Damon
Tue May 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Iran North Africa Far East ? help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

Re: Iran North Africa Far East ? help!

I believe that this is Indian.

Looks like Hindi or another language written in the Devanagari script

Damon
by Damon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hi please can you help id these marks on my beautiful tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Hi please can you help id these marks on my beautiful tray

Hello

With reference to the tray, the text in the first image is upside down.

The script is Arabic, the second word is Fes which is the second largest city in Morocco and a traditional centre of metal work.

Hope this helps.

Damon
by Damon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian Silver ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Re: Persian Silver ?

The text in the lower left looks like Isfahan

Damon
by Damon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Brunei or Persian Silver Hallmark? Cigarette Case
Replies: 2
Views: 2588

Re: Brunei or Persian Silver Hallmark? Cigarette Case

Definitely Brunei.

It is not an Arabic word so it is imaginable that an Arabic speaker might not recognize it. If you google "silver marks Brunei" and look at images you may come across a box which has the identical markings including the letters AM

Damon
by Damon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Marks on box id please
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Marks on box id please

Michael

The mark on the left reads Isfahan which is a major city in Iran and a traditional centre of metalworking

Damon
by Damon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Identifying Armenian Ottoman Niello
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Identifying Armenian Ottoman Niello

It reads وان which transliterates as van

فان transliterates as fan.

Damon
by Damon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray
Replies: 5
Views: 3256

Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Hello You raise an interesting point about the spelling of Fes It is true that for the letter "fa" the dot appears above the body of the letter in most versions of written Arabic However there is a Maghrebi variation in which the dot appears below the body of the letter You can find a refe...
by Damon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray
Replies: 5
Views: 3256

Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Hello Ricahrd

The tray is Moroccan

The text in the middle image reads

Worked by Al Sanhaji Abdel Karim Fes

The text in the bottom image reads

Product of the House of the Peacock (Dar at Tawoos)

I expect that this is silver plate

Hope this helps

Damon
by Damon
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Dots and 95?
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Re: Dots and 95?

Believe this is Brunei بروني which is on Borneo in SE Asia

There was a famous medieval Persian scientist/humanist whose name is Biruni بیرونی or Al Biruni البيروني

Damon
by Damon
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: HELP! Trying to find out where they are from
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: HELP! Trying to find out where they are from

The square building on the one vessel is the Kaaba in Mecca Immediately above it is written in Arabic "Makkah Muazzama" - glorious Mecca. This looks like a memento from Saudi Arabia- perhaps from the Hajj or Umra. I expect that the item was made in India or Pakistan. The script in the roun...
by Damon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Hallmarks on Persian silver item
Replies: 4
Views: 3891

Re: Hallmarks on Persian silver item

An almost identical mark is described on another silver site as:

"marked by parvaresh( i think reza parvaresh)
parvaresh is greatest family in Isfahan in making handcrafted silver."

If you would like the link, pls pm me

Regards

Damon
by Damon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: HELP: Arabic Hallmarks on teapot!
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Re: HELP: Arabic Hallmarks on teapot!

This is Moroccan from Fes

Damon
by Damon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Please help to identify country of origin
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Please help to identify country of origin

The language on the band is Turkish.

I believe that Bassoy, Okan, Kaplongi and Gurtunca are personal names. Bingol is the name of both a Turkish city and a province.

It may be that the band was added so I don't know if the item is Turkish.

Hope this helps

Regards

Damon
by Damon
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: niello cup. help requested for an i.d. and marks
Replies: 25
Views: 10241

Re: niello cup. help requested for an i.d. and marks

The word in the third image from the top is "ofiyet" (modern Turkish spelling) which means "good health" or "bon appetit"

Definitely more secular than sacred.

If I figure out the other word, I will post.

Damon
by Damon
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: niello cup. help requested for an i.d. and marks
Replies: 25
Views: 10241

Re: niello cup. help requested for an i.d. and marks

The Ottoman script on the base reads - Van - a city in eastern Turkey.

Prior to WWI it had a sizeable Armenian population.

I am sure the other stamp with non Roman letters is Armenian.

Don't understand the inscriptions on the side of the vessel.

Damon
by Damon
Tue May 13, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Silver Necklace Help With Hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Silver Necklace Help With Hallmark

Looks like Berber from southern Morocco or Algeria

Script may be Tifinagh or neo-Tifinagh

Damon
by Damon
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: identify bowl and mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: identify bowl and mark

بروني = Brunei

Damon
by Damon
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: identify bowl and mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: identify bowl and mark

Brunei in Jawi script

Brunei is a small country on the island of Borneo in SE Asia

Damon
by Damon
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Christmas guessing - just for fun (new year)
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

Re: Christmas guessing - just for fun (new year)

I believe this is called a hirz (or hirtz) in Arabic - likely from Yemen or Oman.

Often worn suspended from a necklace.

Damon
by Damon
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: 1260 B and some Eastern writing underneath
Replies: 5
Views: 3809

Re: 1260 B and some Eastern writing underneath

Polly The script is Jawi which is Arabic script used in Malaysia The word is Kelantan - a state in northern Malaysia which has a tradition of silverwork There have been about a dozen posts in the Middle East forum over the past two years which ask about this word but I was focussed on Arabic and end...

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