London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
A LARGE ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE MORTAR
The bowl carved into a rectangular section block
15 in. (38 cm.) high; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) wide
Probably supplied to Baron Meyer Amschel de Rothschild for the kitchen at Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire.
Thence by descent to the 6th Earl of Rosebery, sold Sotheby's house sale, Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, 18 May 1977 and the following days.
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