Vintage Brass Silver Copper Inlay Puja Plate Chased & Embossed Hindu Ceremonial. Here we have a highly decorative Indian puja/worship Tray. This kind of plate is used in Hindu homes and temples. In Hindu homes, each home has a temple or shrine people worship the gods and use plates like this to keep various. Things like a Diya light, flowers, food, holy water, etc.
These things are then offered to the gods during daily puja & ceremonies. These are very ornate examples and would be used in wealthier homes on special occasions such as Diwali.
This tray would most likely date from the around early to mid- 20th century, made in South India in either Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh. The Indian silver has tarnished with age and the tray overall has a lovely age-related patina. Embossed and finely chased with great detail this would be the work of skilled craftsmen and used on special occasions.
An elephant is depicted at the centre of the tray with ornate scrollwork radiating out to the edges. The tray has two riveted handles one of which is a little wobbly but still secure. 360mm long 240mm wide and 1mm thick Weight 480grams. Please look at all the images carefully as they make up part of the description.
I have more worship plates for sale which together comprise a set, please look at my other listings. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "barringtonz" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.