Circa: Early 19th century
Size: 11 ½ ″ / 29 cm / in diameter – 2″ / 5 cm / deep
ANATOLIA BLACK SEA KASTAMONU / AMASYA Hand forged imperial copper plate. A masterly forged and engraved pretty strongly made plate. It can even be older than what we guess. The engravings one can see on the back of the plate mention ( first one on the left ) owner’s name “ZAHRA KHATUN” done in case of loss or for security reasons and a Family name “Hazrati Usman” in a way – Saint Usman /Otman engraved in the form of a Sultan’s seal. All this indicates that it belonged to an important person. It has great patina from being used.