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BRAZIER

silver brazier is a type of utensile that provides heat by burnig charcoal; it is sometimes used for warming or cooking foods in a pan placed upon it over the charcoal. The piece is in the form of a bowl-shaped circular basin usually having
- a metal grille upon which to place the burning charcoal;
- a pierced base and rim to provide air circulation;
- three outward-curved vertical brackets upon which to rest a dish
  or a bowl to be kept warm;
- three short legs to elevate it above the table;
- a long straight horizontal wooden handle;
- a plate placed below the grille to hold the ashes.




brazier: France c. 1750



The brazier is derived from ancient utensils to hold burning charcoal, of wich the larger examples were for warming a room and smaller ones were used as foot-warmers.



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