A TUDOR PERIOD BRONZE MORTAR
A TUDOR PERIOD BRONZE MORTAR

16TH CENTURY

Details
A TUDOR PERIOD BRONZE MORTAR
16TH CENTURY
The rim inscribed '.ANNO.SALVTIS.NOSTER.1597' the body with a foliate band and twin handles
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high

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Lot Essay

This lot is sold with a Metallurgy Analysis by Dr Peter Northover in which he concludes 'The particular type of bronze used in this mortar is well known in later Medieval cast vessels in England up to the mid 16th Century but their use was probably well in decline by the end of that century.' He also discusses similar analyses are found in North German mortars of a similar and later period.
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