Handle for Brazier



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.