Turkey Incensario
ca. 1825
7.4" x 5.5" x 6"
Silver, Silver filigree, 20.2338 silver troy oz
Region: Mexico
Cast, beaten and filigree silver incense burner. It represents a Mexican turkey with its tail and hinged wings open. This humador (incensario) was used to perfume the closets, which contained clothes that could not be easily washed. Incense, camphor, lavender flower, seeds or selected herbs were burned in it.