A MAMLUK 'VENETO SARACENIC' SILVER-INLAID COVERED BRASS BOWL, SYRIA OR EGYPT, 15TH CENTURY
brass round bowl with flat lid, both decorated on exterior with inlaid silver and black substance in interstices, engraved with a design of curved bands each filled with entwined foliate motifs
Most of silver-inlay remains on the lid and about 50% of silver-inlay remaining on the bowl, most of which is rubbed on underside as consistent with use and age, minor nicks, interior with an engraved concentric line to centre and some oxidisation, as viewed.
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Ex-collection Stuart Cary Welch (1928-2008)
Gifted to the current owner by the above in 1988.