Antique Omani silver coffee pot (large) named Dallah

Dallah Antique Omani silver coffee pot (large)
  • Description

Very rare antique Omani  silver Dallah. The great majority of silver coffee pots are made after 1970. Finding a large silver antique Omani coffee pot is therefore extremely extremely rare!!

The bottom and handle are made from messing (old repair?s)

Used for ceremonial purposes. Small stones sealed inside the lid rattle when the op is open or tipped. Height 34 cm.

 

 Antique Omani coffeepot

 antique Omani coffeepot dallah

Arab Name: Dallah.

Period: 1850-1900

Origin: Oman Nizwa

Antique Omani silver coffee pots are extremely rare.

References:

  1. The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr page 449
  2. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p22 (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
  5. The National Museum of Oman Highlights published by Scala Arts & Heritage publishers in  2016 page 9 shows a relatively modern silver coffee-pot made in Nizwa.