A large bronze mortar, dated 1627Probably French
Lot 105
A large bronze mortar, dated 1627Probably French
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,731) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
Lot Details
A large bronze mortar, dated 1627
Probably French
With an everted rim cast beneath with a band of text reading 'M IEHAN LAFAYE FAICT L AN 1627' [Jehan Lafaye made this in the year 1627], the letters spaced by small fleur-de-lys, the ribbed body decorated with a row of fleur-de-lys, and with stylised animal mask-cast handles, on a circular foot, 29cm diameter x 21.5cm high

Footnotes

  • No reference to another mortar made by Iehan [Jehan?] Lafaye has been found.
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