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Incense Burner



Metal, mother-of-pearl

5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 4 in. (13.97 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm)
Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2013.4.14
W.476 (Wyndham No.)
Deanery.121 (Deanery Number)
Geography: Classification:
Furnishings and Furniture; Household Accessories
Collection: Deanery Collection

This antique bronze incense burner was used by M. Carey Thomas in her study, the Blue Room. It is globular in form, standing on a round foot. Its cover has a button knob, and it is inlaid with designs in mother-of-pearl.

The incense burner also appears in archival photographs of the Thomas’s large study, the Dorothy Vernon Room, as well as in Alumnae Association-era photographs of the Deanery Lounge.

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