I am excited to offer this handcrafted Bedouin Three Piece Tea Set. Included is a hand crafted brass tray, a wooden tray stand with stone or bone diamond designs in the legs and a heavy brass tea pot. We purchased this in Israel in little Arab Antique Shop tucked away in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The items, we were told, are Bedouin, handmade and “old”. Circa 1900 (possibly earlier) and, they do look old! As tea utensils are widely used in this culture, it is very possible the items were made at slightly different times and did not originally come together
The wooden tray rack is very, very dry (everything is dry in the desert). It would do well to be oiled, and would surely be beautiful as it is such a great piece. The wood is most likely Tamarisk, Shittah (Acacia tree) or possibly Turpentine. There is one tiny chip in one of the legs, but it is pretty much in good condition. The brass tray is a bit warped due to use. The diamond design throughout the tray has become quite faint, and there are a few pit marks. The tea pot is in good shape with a chip in the metal at the tip of the spout.
Dimensions: The stand is about 10” high with a 12” spread when opened up. The tray is about 11 1/2” in diameter, and the teapot is about 9” high and quite heavy (close to two pounds).
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