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Yet more on trays with a Khayyam theme

May 11, 2017

In a couple of earlier posts, we have given information on trays and other items with a Khayyam theme that are in the possession of some of our readers.  These mentions can be found via the following link.

We have now been sent details of a couple of other similar items.  Reader Alan Birch writes as follows.  

I have just seen the butler’s tray [with a Khayyam theme] on your blog.  I recently bought a similar tray (without legs) from an auction in Tring (Herts).
As the photo below shows, it has an image in what looks like ivory in the centre and a misquote from quatrain XX in marquetry at top and bottom:
My beloved fill the cup that cheers
Today of past regrets and future fears.

omar tray (002)
A week later I bought a wooden plaque from a car boot sale in Tetsworth (Oxon.) for the princely sum of £2.  This also has an image in what looks like ivory. (see second photo)
I also believe that all these items are early 20th C. They all have an Arts and Crafts feel.

omar plaque (002)

Do any of our readers have similar items and/or know anything about their history?  Please comment if you do.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. F.Diba permalink
    May 17, 2017 10:25 pm

    How to upload a photo into a comment box?
    If I get the info., I’ll upload an Omar item.

  2. May 18, 2017 10:01 am

    As far as we know, it is not possible to put a photo in a comment box. But if you like to e-mail your image(s) directly to us on, we’ll post them for you and reference them to the earlier discussion. Thanks for your comment.


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