London, South Kensington
14 November 2001
A London leaded bronze mortar, 17th century
cast at the waist with a decorative band of shells, leaves and flowerheads, the base cast with reduction of diameter to fit into a wooden stock -- 7¼in. (18.5cm.) high; 8½in. (21.5cm.) diameter
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Although often attributed to the 18th century foundary of Beadmores, this decoration was in use at Whitechapel by 1632.
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