The “Cofradías” or religious brotherhoods carry the floats or processions and burn incense to honor the saints with this gorgeous incensories. The whole piece has a glazed grey-greenish stumped surface. The incensory’s top has a yellow cage that is decorated on the backside with ducks that protect the fire from extinguishing. In the middle section, green and yellow flowers highlight the piece’s basis in the traditional Antigua Majolica Style. The base has three wonderful ducks as decorations that make the piece more rare and special. Very small fractures caused when landing the incense burner on the floor during the processions have damaged the piece’s bottom. Lovely yellow and blue flowers decorate the lower section. The Incensory has a beautiful fine green and yellow frame that is crowned with a round yellow knot. The Incensory has a white bull’s head on top and by its sides, two “Fire Guards” that keep the fire safe from unwanted spirits. A three colored lace was placed in the incense burner by the former owner to distinguish it from the rest. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately made in the early 1900’s.
Ethnic Group: None
Origin: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
Use: Incense Burner or decoration piece
Technique: Cooked in Wood Kilns
Size: Approximately: 9.5” x 6.5” x 6.5”