1880 Cairoware (Cairo Ware) Hinged Casket with Mamluk Revival Metalwork Decoration. This is an absolutely beautiful late Victorian Cairoware (see below) metal casket with slightly domed hinged lid and fitted wooden interior. 1880 casket is a lovely example of Mamluk Revival metalwork, incredible craftsmanship laying silver and copper in lovely Arabic patterns and with Arabic writing. Each of the visible surfaces have this highly skilled work of mixed metals applied to the brass base layer.
These were very in vogue during the Arts & Crafts period of Victorian and the subsequent Edwardian periods, very much incorporated into the Art Nouveau era of the early 19. So prized possessions that were then adopted by the West as beautiful examples of skilled artisan metalwork. But the quality is the best you will find of this age and these items are increasing in value as many are going abroad where interest is increasing all the time. Wonderful and functional gift for someone as this item should be continued to be used, as well as admired for its beauty. Although called'Cairoware', these trays were.
Made in both Egypt and Syria. (as well as other Arabic countries) beginning in the early 19.Century as a way of reviving the sophisticated metalwork craftsmanship that was typical of the Mamluk era, in the Middle Ages. As such, it is also referred to as'Mamluk Revival' metalwork. The pictures do not do it justice at all, but are important to show the condition. Please be patient, we promise to get your item to you as soon as humanly possible. I cannot guarantee when this will be but it will be as soon as we can under the current circumstances & restrictions. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "curiouscatcollectables" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam.