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The pot is stamped by the artisan on the handle and bottom, which reads "Mehmet Külekçi, lüx imalat, Şanlıurfa". Şanlıurfa (or Urfa) is a historic town (ancient name, Edessa) in south east Anatolia (Turkey) well known for its metalworks. Urfa style is known to be influenced by Syriac and Armenian crafts traditions. The interior is tin plated and main metal could possibly be an alloy of copper or brass plated copper (judging from the light brownish color on the rim). Dallahs' finial birds tend to be roosters, though in this case it looks more like a pigeon.
Including the lid and finial, the pot is 7'' tall (18 cm). Excluding them, it is 4'' tall (10.5 cm).
The handle is 5'' long (13 cm).
The base has a diameter of 3'' (7.5 cm).
It weighs 9.9 oz (280 gr).
The metal is tarnished, oxidized and darkened. There is a little bit of green patina verdigris. The tin plating shows considerable wear with dark spots. The exterior shows reddish brown and gray stains. The bottom, lid and particularly the handle have noticeable dents. There is a 1/5'' tear (1/2 cm) on the rim of the mouth. There are no other tears, cracks or holes other than the tear previously mentioned. I tested it with water and it does not leak. The bird, spout and handle are very firmly secured to the pot. The lid moves sidewise in the hinge (slightly rotational movement) which I think could be an original flaw, otherwise it too is firmly attached to the body. The dallah needs a cleaning and would benefit from polishing.
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