Circa: 19th century
Size: 11″ – 28 cm in diameter and over 1 ½ ″ – 4 cm deep
TURKEY Central ANATOLIA – Ottoman hand forged tinned copper plate. Hand forged and carved with a scripts in center and cartouches that we could not decipher, but they must be for protection and healthy food. Pine trees and fish surround the center medallion. Tree is sacred for Turkmens living close to Mediterranean must make fish sacred in a way. Singing birds on the side represent beloved souls. There is a protection tin cover at almost all parts of it and no bend or dents. Can still be used for fruits and dry and cold foods.