A VENETO-SARACENIC ENGRAVED BRASS DISH
PROBABLY SYRIA, LATE 15TH OR EARLY 16TH CENTURY
Of circular form with slightly sloping rim, the entire surface finely engraved with fine geometric strapwork interlace enclosing panels of finely scrolling geometric motifs and continuous knotted panels, the strapwork sometimes forming a knotted panel or roundel, rubbed, no trace of silver remaining, lacquered
17 5/8in. (44.8cm.) diam.