A Veneto-Saracenic pierced brass Incense Burner
Egypt or Syria, mid-15th Century
comprising two hemispherical sections, engraved and inlaid with black compound, traces of gold leaf, each part decorated with concentric bands around a central roundel containing a repeated fleur-de-lys design forming a seven-pointed rosette, a band of panels of guilloche and floral guilloche with knot roundels in between, the sides with a large frieze of alternating roundels and oblong knotted panels, the sides with pins and bayonet fastening slots; the inside with two-axis gimbal
12.8 cm. diam.