Distinctive product of the ancient city of Benares. Brass or bronze, 11 1/4” diameter, domed with upturned edge and four domed bosses mounting the hand grip anchors to the reverse. Eight small rivets adjacent to the edge. The surface chiseled and enameled throughout including stylized crescent and star motif. The raised areas in alternate brass or silver and decorated in stipple designs. As well as being functional, these are eagerly sought for their stunning decorative value.