The decorative repertoire on this tray is remarkably similar to that of a basin in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (M. Jenkins (ed.), The al-Sabah Collection - Islamic Art in the Kuwait National Museum, London, 1983, ill. p.94). The band of strong thuluth interrupted by ogival roundels each of which issues pairs of bold split palmettes above and below are identical in each. Only the content of the inscription varies, although both were made for Amirs of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad. They were certainly made in the same workshop and very possibly for the same Amir. A basin of very similar form and decoration to that in the al-Sabah Collection was made for the Amir Bahadur-As (ob. 730/1330) (G. Wiet, Catalogue Général du Musée Arabe du Caire, Objets en Cuivre, Cairo, 1932, pl.XXXVIII).