Handle for Brazier card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Handle for Brazier


Currently not on display


Swinging handle and one attachment plate (of an original two), probably to fit a low, footed brazier. The solid-cast handle is recurved at each end, terminating in a simple lotus bud. The central section is thicker, with facets on the upper surface, and a central set of mouldings a flat band with convex ring around its center. The attachment plate is elliptical in outline, a flat sided ring projecting from its centre to carry one end of the handle. Its upper surface is cast with a relief pattern of two seven pointed palmettes joined at the center by four volutes. A heavy rivet is set through the bottom centre of each palmette. The plate is slightly convex, with a smooth back surface, for attachment to a large vessel with shallow curve.