London, South Kensington
12 November 2003
A James I bronze mortar
Probably by William Land
With inscription to the rim HOP IS IN THE LORD, the ribbed and waisted body with a central continous band of stylised trailing foliate ornament
8 3/8in. (21.2cm.) diameter; 6¼in. (15.8cm.) high
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William Land (fl.1612-20).
A mortar by William Land in the British Museum uses a somewhat similar decorative frieze and similar letter stamps to the present example.
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