• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 417

    A BRONZE MORTAR

    BY SAMUEL SMITH OF YORK DATED 1677

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE MORTAR
    BY SAMUEL SMITH OF YORK DATED 1677
    The top rim cast with a band of foliage and the mark 'S.S. Ebor' the central band of foliage inscribed 'M.B. 1677.' and with a secondary maker's mark
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high
    And two English bronze mortars, 17th Century one with a tablet dated 1690 the other cast with stag's heads - 4 in. (10 cm.) high (3)


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    The most important post Reformation foundry in York was that of Abraham Smith (1652-62), which was carried on after his death by Samuel Smith until 1709. His bells and mortars and those of his son, also called Samuel (1709-31) are marked SS Ebor.

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