This is a hand hammered B20 Bronze 13" cymbal. The weight is heavy. Most likely used as a bottom hi hat cymbal. There is a protective rivet in the center hole. The cymbal sounds great. I paired it with a modern 13" Zildjian hi hat cymbal and it sounded great. Zenjian (1940s – 1960s), made by UFIP for Ludwig. Yes, these are Italian cymbals. The pseudo-Arabic scribbles at the top of the stamp are meaningless. While there are stories about the Avedis Zildjian company producing cymbals for Leedy under the brand name “Zenjian” in the 1930s, it is known that the Zenjian stamp below is associated with cymbals produced by UFIP, for Ludwig and other companies, between the 1940s and the 1960s.
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Listing created May 21, 2020