Using objects that are inherently beautiful or ornate is the perfect way to decorate a room with accent pieces. There are many styles or themes that will provide objects that will command a great deal of attention wherever they are placed.
Even though they may look particularly exclusive and expensive in many cases they are relatively cheap which provides you with the perfect opportunity to decorate your home on a small budget. These incense burners hold a great deal of meaning to those who use them for spiritual enlightenment and the age and history behind them should prove to be just as fascinating as their appearance.
There are many different types of incense burners for sale originating from a variety of cultures. Tibetan, Chinese, Greek and Japanese incense burners are all very distinctive in their appearance and the meaning they bring to those who use them.
The choice of decorative incense burners is quite diverse with a wide range of different looks available to suit all types of tastes. The following selection has been made available to give you a starting point in your search for incense burners that both look good and are functional as well.
Decorative Incense Burners For Sale
Tibetan Incense Burner
This is an aluminum incense burner that has been given some intricate detailing to make it particularly eye-catching. It has been designed with a simple hole in the middle as well as 4 more around the edges. In all it can hold 5 sticks and the dish shape ensures that the ashes are contained. This is a small holder measuring 4.5” in diameter, but the price is spectacularly low.
Tibetan Buddha Leaf Incense Burner
This is a special incense burner that is both intricately detailed and ideally suited specifically for burning incense sticks. The burner is made from recycled aluminum and features a seated Buddha figurine. When it is not in use it makes a nice decorative piece. At less than $10 it represents great value for money. It measures 12” long and only 2” wide.
Brass Charcoal Screen Incense Burner
This very attractive, but also very small, incense burner is comprised of three pieces and it features an Indian style etched decorative exterior on the bowl. Use this by placing incense directly on the charcoal with some sand underneath for the heat. The burner measures only 2” tall and 2.5” wide but it is a very nice looking burner that is also very inexpensive.
Buddha Meditation Lotus Incense Burner
This is a nice incense burner that has been made from resin and has been construced with a great deal of attention to detail. The functional aspects have not been forgotten with the holes made large enough to accept any incense stick. It is also possible to use the burner for burning cones. This burner is a little more expensive than some of the others available but is sturdy and capable of burning as many as 20 sticks at a time.
Mythical Dragon Incense Burner
This burner is made from polyresin and has been created with decorative flair and simple function. The hole has been created to extend the incense stick over the tail of the dragon. There is also space for cone burning too. Some might find that the ash will not stay on the burner itself and should be placed on top of a decorative mat or tray to keep things clean.
Aladdin Genie Lamp Incense Burner
This is an ornately embossed incense burner that has been created to look like a genie lamp. It is a great decorative piece that will also provide you with a small incense burner. The top stopper is removable to allow the incense to be added. It is quite small, measuring only 5” from spout to handle and is 3” high. The size reflects the price which is extremely reasonable.
Ornate Aladdin Lamp Incense Burner
This is a larger incense burner that has been engraved with an attractive floral design. As well as providing a suitable container for burning incense in it will also provide decorative value to the room. The lamp measures 12” long and 7” tall.
Bronze Chinese Dragon Incense Burner
This is an exquisite incense burner that has been finely detailed with an intricate design. It features a dragon that holds a jade jewel on top of the burner lid. This burner represents all of the magnificence of the east and makes the most of the myth and majesty from the period. Made from bronze the price is higher than some of the other featured burners but the quality is very high. Note that the burner measures around 7.5” wide.
Here are a few more examples of incense burners of different styles and featuring different types of decorative features. Some of them are going to appeal to your sense of style or will fit in nicely with your decor while others are not going to appear suitable at all.
Lotus Incense Burners
The lotus flower is a beautifully shaped flower describing a bowl shape with the petals that surround the central section. Out of this natural design have come some of the most cleverly conceived incense burners that are filled with artistic grace as well as the incense that will be burned. They may be made from materials such as resin, soapstone, pottery or bronze and in each case you will find the delicate petals nestling the burner within.
Jade Incense Burners
These incense burners are the traditional looking burners emanating from China and Tibet and they are finely decorated and feature an assortment of bright colors. The metalwork is often very fine and feature animals both real and mythical representing an array of powerful forces. These incense burners will definitely provide you with a decorative piece that will sit nicely in an Asian themed room.
Dragon Head Incense Burners
The dragon is a great symbol of power and is used in many different poses as a representative entity. The fact that it is a fire-breather makes it the perfect symbol to sit on top of an incense burner. There are an amazing number of different types of dragon head incense burners from the traditional pieces to the more recently designed types.
Cast Iron Incense Burners
Incense burners that are far less fancy in terms of fine decorative accent work are those that have been made from cast iron. This is a metal that is dark and solid and while it may provide a solid place for the incense to be placed it is going to perform a functional job. That being said, there is a lot to be said for an old-fashioned cast iron incense burner that has been well kept.