A very finely detailed aftobe or aftaba pitcher. Islamic calligraphy inscriptions in cartouches are lines to a poem, I'm told. There are semi medallion and foliate details on the neck. The silvering over the copper has worn and highlights the lettering. Measuring 16" tall by 6" wide in diameter by 10" and weighs four and a half pounds. This piece is estimated to be from the mid 19th century.