Armenian Art, A Rare and Beautiful Armenian Repousse Silver Incense Burner, 18TH. -19TH. Century.

Identification Number: 21


This rare and beautiful incense burner is made with three main sections, the silver cup or container is supported on three dragon shaped legs, decorated with various repousse panels each with floral sprays and elaborate scroll frame, the pierced cover with a smaller similar floral and a ring of feathery leaves surmounted by a finial in the form of a pine cone, the cover hinged to the body and further secured by two silver chains.



20 cm height
10 cm lid diam.


Very Good, No repairs are noted.


The European Art Market.


For an identical dragon shaped foot, please see Switzerland- Armenia, The Kalfayan Collection, on the Path of Memory, The Museum of Switzerland in the World (Musee Des Suisses Dans Le Monde), Printed in Switzerland, 2015, ISBN: 978-2-88474-690-8.
Please see Lot identification number 165 catalogued on page 285.

For a very similar example but to a different base, please see the silver Armenian incense burner exhibited at the Armenian Museum in Paris.

For another related example please see sold lot no.172 at Sotheby’s sale of Islamic Works of art 0n the 25th. April 1990.

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