Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

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mygoldrocks
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Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby mygoldrocks » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:13 am

Hi,
Is this a silver mark on this tray?

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Thanks
Richard

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Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby Damon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 am

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

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Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby AG2012 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:53 am

Hi,
If Fes,Fez (Morocco) why is the dot placed under the letter ?
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فاس
Looks like B (part of the name), not F. Or inconsistent writing.
Just asking.
Silver is not mentioned at all.
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Damon
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Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby Damon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:55 pm

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 reference at http://www.islamicmanuscripts.info/refe ... script.PDF

Please see note (21) on page 9

Regards

Damon

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Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby AG2012 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 pm

Indeed.Thank you.One more proof it was made in Fes.

mygoldrocks
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Re: Is this a silver mark on this beautiful tray

Postby mygoldrocks » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:37 am

Hi,

Thanks for all the replies and information, it is very helpful.

Thanks
Richard


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