15 - 16 December 2009,
Price realised EUR 1,875
Estimate EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,000
A SOUTH GERMAN BRONZE MORTAR
SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY
The body with four tapering buttresses terminating in stylized paw feet, with angular handle
13 cm. high x 11 cm. diam.
Together with a pestle - 19 cm. long (2)
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For comparable mortars see W. Dexel, Das Hausgerät Mitteleuropas, Berlin, 1973, pp. 194-196, and O. ter Kuile, Koper en Brons, Den Haag, 1986, plate 297.
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