Pierced brass incense burner, Indian?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Ratsy Brown, Aug 1, 2022.

  1. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member


    I think this is an incense burner, would it be Indian? Maybe missing a stand?

    13cm height
    18cm diameter


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Pretty, and yes, it looks Indian to me too. Maybe a pomander?
    It needs a clean though, it is difficult to see what's what through all the polish residue.
  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    My immediate thought on the white was polish residue as well, but there's so much of it and so evenly spread. Could it be intentional? If it is just residue, an old toothbrush will clean it away.
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  4. baltojoe75

    baltojoe75 Member

    I agree, it could be used for incense or potpourri. That white is residue from polish. I would give it a good scrub with a stiff toothbrush and some dish liquid. For polishing, I would suggest something like a sunshine cloth or similar. Also, it is more than likely from India. This is very typical of brass export items from there.
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    TOOK the words literally, right out of my mouth!!!!!:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
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