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19th Century Chinese Brass Brazier with Floral Top

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This 19th century handcrafted bronze hand warmer would have been owned by a woman of means and filled with coals so she could warm her hands on cold winter nights. The top is beautifully pierced with a lotus bud design. These buds are the middle stage of the lotus' development. Surrounding the lotus is an intricate series of honeycombed incisions, framed with unmarked circular bands. The focus created by these patterns draws the eye to the central lotus motif. That focus brings to mind the louts' symbolic meaning: one of rising from concealed obscurity to perfect beauty.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.75 in. x W 8 in. x D 7.75 in.H 12.07 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 19.69 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CMKH141
  • Reference Number
    LU820014364862
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