We are proud to offer this very fine and rare late 18th / early 19th century Spanish colonial silver 'sahumador', manifested in the form of a grandiose turkey with a large fan tail. Since the dawn of the colonial period sculptors, painters and smiths have carved, illustrated and cast this large gallinaceous bird innumerable times, but in no form more favored nor fashionable than the 'sahumador en forma de pavo'.
A brazier, or 'sahumador' for those unfamiliar, is a type of incense burner once utilized by propertied aristocrats to perfume the home. The sahumador offered here features a sturdy silver base with paw feet and a heavy silver sphere surmounted by a resplendent turkey raised on his perch. The base bears a hallmark for Rio de Janeiro together with a numeral '10', a purity mark used in the last quarter of the 18th century / first quarter of the 19th.
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Dimensions: 6 inches high. Weight: 222 grams.
Condition: in overall excellent, original condition.
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