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Incense Burner

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Incense Burner

Date: 18th Century
Medium: cast bronze
Dimensions:
11 1/2 x 22 inches (29.2 x 55.9 cm)
Classification: Household Accessories
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 51.900.103.A
1965 Appraisal: 207
1979 York Appraisal: 706
Accession Number: 1981.522.A
DescriptionTapered round shape; sea dragon shaped handles with crystal balls in mouth on either side; threaded from interior; woman/mermaid in flowing gowns; playing a drum type instrument; brass drum sticks; reverse has woman/mermaid holding cane type instrument or trap.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; Gifted March 5, 1981 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; Accessioned to The W.H. Stark House