ARABIC DAMASCENE PRAYER BOOK CASE BRASS COPPER TURQUOISE CORAL North Africa 1890

Category Antiques Ethnographic African Other African Antiques

Current price $745.00

Listing type Fixed Price Item

Location Brooklyn, New York 112** US

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Seller anyfr8 (1289)

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Color Multi-Color

Maker Unknown

Material Brass & Copper

Original/Reproduction Original

Region North Africa

Age ca1890s

Stone Turquoise, Corals

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A damascene prayer book case.
Rectangular form with domed and hinged lid,
(hinged lid is secure - no play).
Made from a brass and copper.
Decorated with 6 turquoises and 2 corals, (one coral has a hairline),
applied ornaments/scrolls in white metal - not a silver or low grade silver.
No maker/manufacturer and country of origin marks.
Probably made in North African region, late 19th. or early 20th. Century
Photos will tell you more.
Approx.: Total Width: 7-1/4in. (185mm.)
Width (w/o rinds for hanging): 4-7/8in. (123mm.)
Height: 5-3/8in. (135mm.)
Depth: 1-1/2in. (40mm.)
Weight: 17.35 oz. (491.8 gr.)
Heavy for it size.
Commensurate with age, the condition is very good.

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