arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:47 pm

Hi,

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby jestercom » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:50 pm

hi i am really trying to do this post correctly this is my first posting and i am still getting the hang of it could you suggest a imaging program to use or ho to post the pic directly to the post any help would be nice thanks

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 pm

I've embedded your image.

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large silver tray arabic persian

Postby jestercom » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:54 pm

hi this a a very large tray about 30 in long and 18 in wide i have tried to decipher the mark on the bottom with really no luck. i have found similar platters on the web but have yet to find the mark. i would like to know where this is from, how old it is and what it is made of. anything you can tell me would be helpful
thanks
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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby WarrenKundis » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:17 pm

Good day Jester,

Was just speaking with an Egyptian friend who believes that the language is actually Farsi and not Arabic. That being said there should be others marks on this tray indicating silver purity. Please have a look around. And please do shot images in indirect day light without a flash, much easier to see the design.

There are other members who speak Arabic and Farsi, let's see what they have to say.

Warren

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby jestercom » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:57 pm

hi arabic was the closest i could find but now i have a diff direction to explore thanks. also there are no other marks on the dish i did test it for silver content with nitric acid, it came out as a 50 percent silver and i have never heard of that before. any suggestions are always appreciated thanks

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby jestercom » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:43 pm

also the mark appears to have been double struck so there is a faint mark over a deeper mark

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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby WarrenKundis » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:56 pm

Jester,

Yes did note that both words have a double strike. The backwards B and the 4 may be some sort of internal factory code. Without other marks this may be silver-plate, do go over even the smallest marks carefully. Again would appreciate additional images of the tray and the border.

Warren


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Re: arabic ,Moroccan silver tray

Postby WarrenKundis » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:37 pm

Jester,

Trying to look over the design motif, appears to be of a European style not what you would expect to see coming from traditional Persian/Iranian workshops. The shape and the way the feet are attached appear to 20th century.

Warren


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