Description: Big censer (50 cm high) hanging in the curch of the Governeto Monastery, Crete, Greece
Item # 293
Origin: Russia Shape: CenserMaterial: Silver
Period: 1622 Location: Novgorod State Museum of History, Architecture and Arts.
Description: This seven dome-shaped incense burner came into the museum in around 1930 from the vestry of St. Antony's monastery. Small, shingled, onion-shaped domes are affixed on the high slim drums with arrow-shaped windows. It has annulated chains which are fixed to the body's bowls through the double tags.
Description: Incense burner purchased at a catholic church yard sale 27 years ago. It stands 10 1/2 inches tall. Included is an incense holder with a spoon.
Item # 433
Origin: USA Shape: CenserMaterial: Brass
Period: 1920 Location: Private (Jeffry D Meng)
Description: This incense burner is 4-1/2" wide and 12" tall not including the chains giving it over 85" in total length. It is made of brass plated brass and could be from the first half of the 20th century. The four 42" chains terminate at a cast fitting that holds a ring connected to a 5th chain. Pulling the ring lifts the cover. A 6th chain about 40" long connects to the ceiling.
Item # 473
Shape: CenserMaterial: Brass
Location: Private (Colin Stewart)
Description: Brass censer
Item # 480
Origin: India Shape: CenserMaterial: Brass
Period: 2000 Location: Private (Rus Lake)
Description: This is a brass censer from India. It has 3 sets of three-quatrefoil perforations around the body, with three-quatrefoils spaced around the lid. Suspended by three chains, the body and lid measure 6 inches in length.
Item # 521
Origin: Spain Shape: CenserMaterial: Brass
Period: 1851 Location: Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (photo by: Ron Graybill)
Description: The Botafumeiro is a famous thurible found in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Incense is burned in this swinging metal container, or "incensory". The name "Botafumeiro" means "smoke expeller" in Galician. It is made of an alloy of brass and bronze and is plated by a very thin 20 micrometre layer of silver. The current Botafumeiro was created by the gold and silversmith Josť Losada in 1851. It is one of the largest censers in the world, weighing 80 kg and measuring 1.60 m in height.