18th century Ottoman tinned copper serving plate: A beautiful, hand-hammered, heavy copper food platter, and typical Ottoman household copper requisite. Once entirely tinned, only some of the original tin overlay remains inside the bowl -much of it has worn off over time from use, and that has given rise to a truly beautiful and dappled copper and tin patina. Re-tinning and working repairs would have been commonplace and necessary in order to extend the useful life of the piece, and on this plate, there are several signs of antique repairs that were made to mend splits in rim, as shown. All of this helps to build character, and though not by any means perfect, this piece is visually very pleasing! There is a Tugra mark engraved on the side, and also a nice coppersmith’s symbol or mark, on the base. The tinning is almost entirely intact underneath, as shown. It is a good honest piece that comes in acceptable antique condition, and is free from recent repairs.
Size: 15” diameter. Depth is 2”.