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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    A SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER PERFUME BURNER (SAHUMADOR)

    PERU, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER PERFUME BURNER (SAHUMADOR)
    PERU, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
    The dove-form burner pierced along its back feathers and holding in its beak a blood-colored stone, mounted on a circular stand chased with masks, scrolls, and foliage, the interior fitted with removeable brass burner pan, the inside of the cover later-engraved año de 1776, apparently unmarked
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long overall; 16 oz. 10 dwt. (513 gr.)


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    Dove-form incense burners are typically Peruvian; a related example is illustrated in Jose Antonio de Lavalle, Arte de Tesoros del Peru: Plateria Virreynal, 1974, p. 111.

    This burner has been traditionally attributed to silversmith Delaves Lopez, working for Arture Loyer, whose estate was in Lima. Loyer's descendants settled in Melbourne, Australia, where this burner reputedly was owned.

    Provenance

    Collection of Clare Neilson (née Patkin), of Southport, Qld, Australia, circa 1982