A mid-17th century bronze mortar, English, circa 1640 Probably by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
Lot 536
A mid-17th century bronze mortar, English, circa 1640 Probably by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
Sold for £275 (US$ 427) inc. premium

Lot Details
A mid-17th century bronze mortar, English, circa 1640
Probably by John Clifton of the Whitechapel Foundry, London
With everted rim, cast to the waist of the tapering body with a band of alternating foliate scrolls and flowers, raised on a recessed foot, 15cm diameter x 11cm high, together with an associated bronze pestle, with tapering knopped shaft, 20.5cm long, (2)

Footnotes

  • A mortar cast with an almost identical decorative band is illustrated M. Finlay, English Decorated Bronze Mortars and their Makers (2010), p. 67, Figure 88.

    Three mortars with similar decorative bands sold these rooms, 19th July 2012, Lots 103, 104 & 111.
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