A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) -Spain


Spanish antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) this is a silver ember bowl standing on three claw and ball feet with two lion's heads and rings on the sides.
The ember bowl was made in Cordoba (Spain) in 1836 and has hallmarks of silversmith Antonio Castejon, assayer Marcial De La Torre and a long zigzag buradilla (assayer's test mark)
Bowls were used by smokers to lit their pipes and cigars placing embers on the table without burning it. These devices were called 'pipe lighter' or "smoker's brazier" and in Spanish 'chofeta' and 'brasero' (braserillo).
The ember bowl is 3 in. wide (cm 7,5) and was bought from a US dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the botton and on the righ bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
Spanish antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) Spanish antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero)
Spanish antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) Spanish antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero)
antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) silversmith mark Antonio Castejon hallmark of Antonio Castejon, Cordoba's silversmith (Spain) of mid XIX century. Fruit bowls, cigar cases, trays and ember bowls made by Castejon from 1836 to 1865 are in private collections. His silversmith's hallmark was CASTEJON
antique silver ember bowl (chofeta, brasero) assayer mark Marcial de la Torre Cordoba 1836 mark of Marcial De La Torre, official assayer of Cordoba between 1834 and 1849. His hallmark was 36 (year's number 1836) over TORRE

The round hallmark is lion rampant of the City of Cordoba
informations on hallmarks were kindly supplied by José Luis Muñoz Díaz - Platería Muñoz Arce - Madrid

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