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A lead/bronze mortar, English, 18th century the body cast with sundry emblems, comprising a crowned rose, crowned fleur de lis, torso and acanthus motif below an everted rim and flat everted platform foot - 4in. (10.8cm.) diameter, 3.3/8in. (8.6cm.) high (63)

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Peter Hornsby, English Decorated Mortars, Collectors Guide, January 1990. The crowned rose refers to the crowned restored. Oak leaves or acorns refer to the Boscobel in which Prince Charles hid after the battle of Worcester.


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