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More on trays with a Khayyam theme

February 5, 2015

In a comment on the earlier posting about Bob Forrest copper plate or tray with a Khayyam theme, Garry Garrard mentioned his own wooden tray with a Khayyamic decoration (see ) . He has now sent us some more details, and a couple of pictures. Thanks, Garry, for this further evidence of the widespread influence of Khayyam and the Rubaiyat.

The tray, like a small butler’s tray, is oblong, about 25cm x 50cm with a depiction of Quatrain X1 (1st edition). It has a small stand that brings the tray to about 40cm high. I don’t know much about its background, but I guess its early 20th century. I found it in an antique shop in Sligo town, I seem to remember they had a second one but it wasn’t on display. It probably came from one of the numerous Anglo-Irish houses that were closed down and as often as not demolished.








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  1. May 11, 2017 5:03 pm

    Some more information on similar items to this tray have now been published in a separate post – see


  1. Yet more on trays with a Khayyam theme | Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat

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