The censer in the Abramelin operation is a bronze or brass vessel, the censers of the Clavicula Salomonis are in fact four earthen pots to be placed in the four quarter, but what about the first two books in the Lemegeton?
The Ars Theurgia Goetia, which I will work on, has the same practical implements that need to operate the Ars Goetia. This one states:
Quote: Of The Arte Goetia, J. Peterson (Ed.)The other materialls is [are] a sceptre or sword; a miter or cap, a long white Robe of Linnen, with shoes and other Clothes for ye purpose also a girdle of Lyons skin 3 Inches broad, with all the names about it as is about the uttermost round [part of the] Circle, & also perfumes and a chafin [chafing] dish of Charcoles kindled to put the fumes into; to smoke or perfume yee place appointed for action.
Now The Ars Goetia and Ars Theurgia Goetia are not very close to the Key of Solomon in regards of ritual and materials, but rather to the Heptameron and the Fourth Book. It actually borrows most of its conjurations from the Heptameron, with very little modifications, if any.
The Heptameron, (J. Peterson ed.) informs us that the vessel can be either earthen, or iron:
THe fire which is to be used for suffumigations, is to be in a new vessel of earth or iron;
I chose to go with the iron censer for this. Its perfect for the magician on the budget and it has other advantages as well.
The idea of this kind of chafing dish came to my while I was constructing the Arabic pomegranate tripod, and it seemed appropriate to use the same principle.
For my test I bought two stainless steel bowls, quite cheap, from the marketplace:
Took out three metallic pipes from my ”I know I ll need this stuff later on so I won t throw it out” pile:
Spread the bars evenly in a triangular fashion, put some coals in and TADAAA:
Update: the coals last about 3 hours. More than enough for the preliminary preparations, the conjurations, the evocation itself and questioning of the spirit and for putting on the expelling thimimiatae (banishing perfumes) after giving the license to depart.