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Huge baroque North European bell metal mortar, 1727!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: European Medieval: Pre 1800: Item # 1266868
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A SUPERB MASSIVE BELL METAL MORTAR WITH CORROSPONDING PESTLE, DATED 1727

The mortar measuring an anstonishing 17 cm. in height and is 14,5 cm. wide at the rim. The corrosponding pestle measure 24,7 cm.

A very accomplished mortar in the very early 18th. century baroque style, almost tropet shaped with fine concenthric decorations and square handled along with a raised base. In the bottom an inscription, where the date 1727 is clearly visible. This inscription was clearly made by the owner around or later than the manifacture, which we will set to around 1700-1720. Note that this early mortar is not made of brass, but bell metal, which is a redish bronze alloy.

Weight: Mortar and pestle weighs c. 4,5 kilograms.

Provenance: Thorkild Krarup Lange Collection, Retired Pharmacist in Copenhagen.