Antique puja thali
Antique brass puja thali (or prayer plate).
In Hindu culture a puja thali is a round or oval dish that is used to accumulate the offerings which will be used during the blessing ceremony.
These pieces are made from hand-beaten brass, with a warm golden outer, and aged zinc inner. Several have the previous owners name dot-engraved in Hindi along the base.
Wonderfully repurposed as a serving plate or a display tray for candles, shells etc