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This small plate has a diameter of 5 inches (13 cm). weighs 2.5 oz (75 gr). Has a metal hanger at the back.
Please take advantage of the zoom feature to take a closer look at the photos. The piece is richly ornate with detailed etchings of leafs and flowers that look like gardenia and tulip to me. This level of craftsmanship is really hard to come by with the contemporary pieces.
There is a tag at the back that reads "Gülistan Erzincan", the latter being a provincial town in eastern Anatolia renowned for its coppersmiths. The phone number on the sticker amusingly reads 1316. Even though Erzincan was never a big city, the four digit number should still date to a very long time ago.
The plate has some discoloration, darkening and tarnish due to age. There are scratches and dents. There is a small damaged spot on the edge (1/5 inch wide area. My guess is that the black shade could be enamel finish. I am not knowledgeable about the tecnique used in making this coating so I recommend a gentle cleaning and avoiding very hot water/strong detergents as they might damage the dark shades.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I can upload photos from different angles if you like.
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I ship worldwide and accept payments through Paypal. I use registered mail for shipping and the barcode I purchase will provide basic tracking as well as delivery confirmation. Item will be shipped within one day of cleared payment.
It usually takes between 2-4 weeks for delivery to most locations. Generally post offices hold registered mail if the first delivery attempt is a failure. Mail pieces leave the country in 3-5 days so the speed mostly depends on the traffic at the receiving end. Most national shippers provide real time tracking at their websites once they accept the mail piece and I'll be glad to keep you updated about the tracking. I can research faster shipping options if you wish.
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