Islamic and probably from Syria, charcoal brazier, decorated in incised, etched and pierced fashion; consists of several parts: the sphere, surmounted by a knob, a short "stem" with small sphere, and all resting on a large round base. The upper half of the sphere is joined to the lower half with a hinge. The top half of the sphere is decorated with eight niches filled with arabesques, above a border of cartouches filled with Islamic script. The bottom half of the sphere is with a large register of Islamic script. The base shows four eight-point geometric motifs, encircled by scroll and floral borders. The eleven (remaining) pendants suspended from the top rim of the lower half are with Islamic script and half moon. Wear and tear conditions.
Early 20th century.
Measurements: H 16 1/2", D 13 1/2".