A Pair of Articulated Pierced Brass Peacock shaped Incense Burners, The Qajar Dynasty Isfahan-Iran, Circa 1870-1880 AD.

Identification Number: 563


This pair of Zand Dynasty style hollow silver plated brassware burners are made in the form of peacocks standing on pedestals, the two peacocks are finely pierced, engraved and decorated with openwork technique depicting various human figures, animals, floral sprays and mythical creatures.


The borders are decorated with floral and arabesque motifs, the peacock tails are repeatedly decorated with a popular Qajar emblem depicting the rising sun with a human face.


The height 46 & 53 cm.
The width of each bird’s tail 24 cm.
The width of the base 18 cm.


very good, the peacock’s crest feathers, tails and wings are detachable, the silver plating is probably had happened on a much later date and most likely was done in the west, minimal later repairs and few small metal cracks.


The European Art Market.


For Similar Examples please see the following:
Persian Art, Collecting The Arts of Iran For The V & A, by Moya Carey, V & A Publishing, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, ISBN: 978 1 85177 933 8, 2021.
Please see similar examples lot Nos. 115, 117, 118 & 119 illustrated on pages 124, 126 & 127.