Lot 1471: Islamic Incense Burner with Poppy-Head Terminal
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th century AD. A hollow-formed bronze incense burner, rectangular in plan with faceted openwork column to each corner surmounted by a beast-head and supported by a scooped foot; round void to the upper face with lip; square-section handle with hatched ornament, two polyhedral balusters, poppy-head terminal. Cf. von Gladiss, A. Glanz und Substanz. Metallarbeitung in der Sammlung des Museums f?r Islamische Kunst, Berlin, 2012, item 26. 2 kg, 35cm (13 3/4"). Property of a European collector living in London; acquired before 2000.
Condition Report: Fine condition.