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Pastille burner

Staffordshire, England



6-1/4 in x 4 in x 3 in


Glazed white earthenware

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Mrs. Harry B. (Elizabeth) Roberts 

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The top of the central chimney has broken off.  The back half of the bottom across the back has broken away from the rest of the body and has been glued back in place.


The pastille burner belonged to the Shallcross family of Odessa, Delaware.


The small cottage-shaped object was made to burn pastille to scent a room, much as incense may be used.  Pastille is a small pellet or mass of aromatic paste that was placed inside the little building.  Smoke wafted out of the windows and chimney.  The cottage is slip-cast.  Other replications survive with different color schemes.