A Charles I/II bell-metal mortar, circa 1640-80

A Charles I/II bell-metal mortar, circa 1640-80



Attributed to 'Foundry X', Suffolk. With typical flared and moulded rim and foot, cast to the body with two bands of ten rosettes.

For a mortar of similar form and cast with comparable rosettes, in the collection of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, see Michael Finlay, 
English Decorated Bronze Mortars and their Makers (2010), p. 135, fig. 269.

Provenance: Private collection of Michael Boorer

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Height 10 cm / 4"
Diameter 11.5 cm / 4 "
Weight 1.6 kg