Dallah Antique silver Omani coffeepot (small size)

Dallah Antique silver Omani coffeepot
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Very rare antique Omani silver Dallah coffee-pot. Used for ceremonial purposes. Small stones sealed inside the lid rattle when the op is open or tip. Antique Omani silver coffee pots (dallah) are exceptionally rare!!

The antique dallah in copper or in silver are both made of thin material and therefore prone to damage, so adding to their rarity. 

 

Antique Omani coffeepot

The bottom of this Omani coffee-pot is still in tact, which is rare 

Arab Name: Dallah

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Nizwa or Rostaq

The prominent Rose design probably indicates that the coffee-pot was made in the town of Rustaq. Antique Omani silver coffee pots are almost impossible to find.

    References
  1. The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr page 449
  2. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 page 22 (only the one in the front left is antique and Omani)
  3. Oman Faces and Places page 176-179 Use of coffee in Oman
  4. Tribute to Oman 22nd National day. "Copper Craftsmanship" By Robert Richmond p 136 - 140 shows similar examples made of copper