A late 16th century/early 17th century bronze mortar, French, circa 1600
Lot 540
A late 16th century/early 17th century bronze mortar, French, circa 1600
Sold for £162 (US$ 278) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
25 Apr 2013 10:00 BST

Auction 21122
Lot Details
A late 16th century/early 17th century bronze mortar, French, circa 1600
With flared rim, cast with fifteen fleur-de-lis, the slightly tapering body with five vertical ribs, each spaced by a vertically-arranged male and female portrait bust, with very narrow footrim, 12cm diameter x 10cm high, together with an associated brass alloy pestle, with straight knopped shaft, 17cm long, (2)

Saleroom notices

  • It is probable that this mortar is not the date catalogued, but a later copy.
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