Vintage Primitive Copper Round Tray Decorative Rustic Hand Crafted Tray Serving Tray Sofa Tray Display Qajar Style Tray OOAK Collectible Art


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My husband found this piece at an estate sale, it is obviously hand crafted due to the irregularity of the shape and design. Fluted edge, made of either copper/bronze over silver/tin due to the different patinas present. He was told that it was purchased in the middle east in the late 1950s. I believe it is most likely of Persian, Syrian or Egyptian (Mameluke Revival) origin, early to mid-1900s.

Copper is true in itself. Copper is pure and is not made of any alloys. Brass is mixture of copper and zinc. By varying the levels of copper used, you can create different types of brass material. Bronze is a mixture of copper and tin. Copper is the main used component in bronze, and when this mixture is altered, it can create different types of bronze. I have no idea of what the artisan could have used on this piece. I believe it is copper over silver due to weight.

It is very heavy, and note it does not sit completely flat (see photo 7). It weighs over 3 lbs. I do not know the age, but he was told it was at least 50 years old.

It could have been originally used as a Mameluke tray, which doubled as a tabletop. It measures about 16 1/2 x 16 1/4 depending on where you run the tape, due to irregular shape. A very unique OOAK find for your home decor, and a fabulous conversation piece.

Very good antique condition commensurate with age. There is a some oxidation, and some of the finish has been scraped off. Please see all images for details, and feel free to request more pictures.

Materials: metal.