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Old 19th. C. Syrian Cuerda Seca Enamel Copper Pot


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 801911
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Lovingly hand crafted, this 19th century enameled pot was made in Damascus or Aleppo Syria using a Cuerda Seca style of enamelling. There are some minor enamel losses, but considering the size of the inlays, the age of the pot, and the fact that this was made to be used as a planter, it has survived remarkably well. There is a fairly substantial dent on the lower part of the pot with enamel losses, and a couple of smaller knocks with lesser losses. One side shows well for display. Measuring 6" (15 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm), and weighing nearly a pound and a half (.75 K), this piece is quite solid. This piece is estimated to be 100-150 years old.