A 17th century bronze mortarProbably circa 1630, and possibly by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
Lot 103
A 17th century bronze mortarProbably circa 1630, and possibly by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
Sold for £437 (US$ 735) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
Lot Details
A 17th century bronze mortar
Probably circa 1630, and possibly by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
Having an everted rim cast just beneath with a band of alternating and intertwined shells, scrolls and leaves, a wider identical band at the waist, on a recessed foot, 19cm diameter x 15cm high

Footnotes

  • A mortar by John Clifton dated 1632, cast with an almost identical decorative band, illustrated Michael Finlay, English Decorated Bronze Mortars and their Makers (2010), p. 67, Fig. 88.
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