• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    A CHARLES II FRUITWOOD MORTAR

    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II FRUITWOOD MORTAR
    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Of circular tapering form with three moulded rings and incised line decoration on a reeded and moulded foot, restorations, with indistinct (later) inscription on the underside '...1669...', and with A.J. Levi collection label inscribed '251'
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Bought from Polly de Courcy, Ireland, October 1990.
    Jonathan Levi collection, Christie's, South Kensington, 8 November 2006, lot 33.


    Literature

    J. Levi, Treen for the table, Woodbridge, 1998, pp.112-113, pls 8/5 & 8/5A.