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by Damon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Can’t find origin of this tea pot.
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Can’t find origin of this tea pot.

Hello This is almost certainly a Moroccan tea pot. Below the image of the tiger it reads دار النمر (dar an namar) or "House of the Tiger" - likely the name of the manufacturer. In the rectangle below the circle it reads فضة حرّة (fidha hurra) or "free silver". I don't know, howev...
by Damon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Help identify the mark
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Help identify the mark

Hello

Pat Areias is a contemporary American jeweler based in California

If you google her name you'll find more information about her.

Damon
by Damon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: MIDDLE EASTERN HALLMARK ON A SALT DISH
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: MIDDLE EASTERN HALLMARK ON A SALT DISH

The initials HY which appear on certain pieces of Kelantan silver have been a mystery for some time. See https://www.kraftangan.gov.my/en/craft-information/tokoh-kraf/master-craftsmen. This concerns a skilled Malaysian silver smith, Allahyarham Tuan Haji Ab. Manan Bin Haji Yakub (Pok Teh), who has b...
by Damon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hallmark on Silver Ewer and Basin
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Hallmark on Silver Ewer and Basin

Chris, The shape of the ewer or aftaba suggests Ottoman/Persian/maybe northern Indian The script is not Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish or Urdu. It is not Roman either. From my vantage point that leaves Armenian or possibly Georgian each of which is spoken in the region and has its own distinctive ...
by Damon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hallmark on Silver Ewer and Basin
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Hallmark on Silver Ewer and Basin

Hello

The script might be Armenian. That is an avenue worth pursuing

Damon
by Damon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Need Help Identifying Persian? Turkish? Maker's Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Need Help Identifying Persian? Turkish? Maker's Mark

The last line is jawahrat fes or Jewel of Fes - possibly the name of the company or workshop

Damon
by Damon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Tea Caddy Mark help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Tea Caddy Mark help?

This is an old post but for the sake of completeness

MG was correct - top line is Mohammed.

Bottom llne is Fes

The middle line is Ibn Suleiman

So Mohammed Ibn Suleiman, Fes

Damon
by Damon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Re: Oriental solid silver jug?!Origin?

It is unsual to see items from Oman posted so I am glad to come across this.

I believe that it is an incense burner.


Damon
by Damon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Help Identifying Mark, Please?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Help Identifying Mark, Please?

Hello This is Arabic. On the right hand side it says "Bin Isa" (son of Isa) On the left I am less sure but believe it reads "AlKharrat" (lather, an occupational name like the English family name - Turner) The image in the middle may represent a piece of lathed/turned wood Al Khar...
by Damon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Need Help Identifying Persian? Turkish? Maker's Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Need Help Identifying Persian? Turkish? Maker's Mark

Hello

The top line reads Mohammed Al Maqah or Al Maqat which must be a family name

The bottom line is not so clear but on the left it appears to read Fes which is a city in Morocco

I am sure this is a Moroccan piece

Damon
by Damon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Large Iranian/Persian Tray Help
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Large Iranian/Persian Tray Help

Effreek Apologies for the long delay in replying. Not sure exactly what the points of difference are but here is my best guess. It is true that the word for silver in Arabic فضة has three letters (from right to left - fa, dhad and tah marbutah) each of which is quite distinct when written in a conve...
by Damon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Middle Eastern Dish - Silver?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Middle Eastern Dish - Silver?

Hello I would like to offer a different assessment of these dishes. I see no numbers - only script, The letters are more maghrebi (north african) style than nastaliq (persian and urdu) style. The presence of fleurs de lis, crescents and stylized 5 pointed stars as prominent design motifs also sugges...
by Damon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: ? Tabacco Pot. Unsure of mark
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: ? Tabacco Pot. Unsure of mark

Hello The lower marks reads Brunei. It is small country on the island of Borneo Brunei silver seems to be marked very often with the name of the country in Jawi (a variant of Arabic) script plus two Roman letters which may refer to the silver smith. I have never come across an explanation of Brunei ...
by Damon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Large Iranian/Persian Tray Help
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Large Iranian/Persian Tray Help

The design suggests that is almost certainly Moroccan

I can make out two words in Arabic

On the top line انتاج - produce - the second word might be a family or company name

On the lower line فضة - silver

Hope this helps to some extent

Damon
by Damon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with a silver box
Replies: 8
Views: 4164

Re: Help with a silver box

I know that this is an old post but the KAA which appears on some fine Sri Lankan brass and silver items has intrigued me for some time. I suspect that KAA stands for the Kandyan Arts Association which was established in 1882 to support traditional craft workers in Ceylon. It is still in existence a...
by Damon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Arabic Marks On Tray
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Arabic Marks On Tray

The text in the third photo is فضة ممتازة fidat mumtaza or "excellent silver".

Sorrry but I can't help with the text in the other photos

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: 4353

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: 4003

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: 5508

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: 8120

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

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