London, South Kensington
12 November 2003
A Charles II bronze mortar
By Edward Neale of Burford, Oxfordshire
The body cast with the date 1682, and the initials in triad S over I.I., intersected by eagle displayed and angel motifs
6½in. (16.5cm.) diameter; 5in. (12.7cm.) high
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This is the only recorded mortar by Neale to bear the date of 1682. The double-headed bird was also used by Neale on a mortar dated 1676, formerly in the John Fardon Collection, sold in these rooms 1 May 1996, lot 215.
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