A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR
A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR
A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR
A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR
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A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR

APPARENTLY UNMARKED, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A RARE SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF SIMON BOLIVAR ,"EL LIBERTADOR
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, MID-19TH CENTURY
11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide;
108.75 oz (3382.125 grams)
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Lot Essay

This figural perfume burner is an unusual form as most appear to be modelled as animals, but this is of greater interest, as the figure is the iconic South American liberator, Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). He was instrumental in the revolutions against the Spanish Empire in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivar.

For a comparable Peruvian silver humidor in the form of a turkey, also standing on a tray, dating from the last quarter of eighteenth century, see Orfebreria Hispano Americana, Siglos XVI-XIX, Museo De America, Madrid, Instituto De Cooperation Ibero Americana, 1986, p. 106 and E. Gerhards & M. Goedl, Silberschätze aus Südamerika 1700-1900, Germany 1981.

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