Incense Censer Vintage Religious

CAD $75.00

Beautiful vintage religious incense censer

A censer, incense burner, perfume burner or pastille burner is a vessel made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. They vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction, and have been in use since ancient times throughout the world. They may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres high. Many designs use openwork to allow a flow of air. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.

Often, especially in Western contexts, the term “censer” is used for pieces made for religious use, especially those on chains that are swung through the air to spread the incense smoke widely, while the term “perfume burner” is used for objects made for secular use. The original meaning of pastille was a small compressed mixture of aromatic plant material and charcoal that was lit to release the odour, and pastille-burners were designed for this, for use in the home. Pastilles were made at home until their heyday in the early 19th century, and the burners are often made in pottery or porcelain.

Some types could also be used as pomanders, where the perfume diffuses slowly by evaporation rather than burning.

It can be used to burn small incense sticks, cones or for granular resin incense on top of charcoal. Its wide opening make it easy to fill it with sand and use it to burn all type of incense stick, without having to worry about ashes.

Burn incense as offerings, to carry your wishes, desires, and when casting your spellwork.

To attract things to you and for positive work waft the smoke towards yourself upwards (bottom to top / toe to head). To expel or get rid of something in your life waft the smoke in a downwards motion (top to bottom / head to toe).

Note this item has been used and contains some ash buildup from previous religious use.

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Weight350 g
Dimensions20 × 10 × 10 cm

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Beautiful vintage religious incense censer

A censer, incense burner, perfume burner or pastille burner is a vessel made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. They vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction, and have been in use since ancient times throughout the world. They may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres high. Many designs use openwork to allow a flow of air. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.

Often, especially in Western contexts, the term “censer” is used for pieces made for religious use, especially those on chains that are swung through the air to spread the incense smoke widely, while the term “perfume burner” is used for objects made for secular use. The original meaning of pastille was a small compressed mixture of aromatic plant material and charcoal that was lit to release the odour, and pastille-burners were designed for this, for use in the home. Pastilles were made at home until their heyday in the early 19th century, and the burners are often made in pottery or porcelain.

Some types could also be used as pomanders, where the perfume diffuses slowly by evaporation rather than burning.

It can be used to burn small incense sticks, cones or for granular resin incense on top of charcoal. Its wide opening make it easy to fill it with sand and use it to burn all type of incense stick, without having to worry about ashes.

Burn incense as offerings, to carry your wishes, desires, and when casting your spellwork.

To attract things to you and for positive work waft the smoke towards yourself upwards (bottom to top / toe to head). To expel or get rid of something in your life waft the smoke in a downwards motion (top to bottom / head to toe).