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Greek Copper and Brass Censer Persian Influence Brazier

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1950: Item # 728680

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The Old Bazaar
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Greek Copper and Brass Censer Persian Influence Brazier

Vintage Brazier or Censer likely a reproduction of an earlier design. At first glance, the overall design appears to be Qajar Persian with the typical themes of birds and deer. However, it is marked with the name of the manufacturer and "made in Greece". The design is subtly carved with pierced areas which will let light through if a candle is burned within. The inside seems to be painted gold, perhaps to enhance reflectivity. This has water marks inside from previous use as a planter. The body of the piece is made of hand worked copper, and the handles are cast brass. This has three handles which is unusual for this sort of piece, possibly symbolic of the Holy Trinity. Measuring 7" high, by 10" across, this highly unusual piece weighs about 3 pounds.

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