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A Diminutive 17th Century Charles I Period, English Antique Bronze-Alloy Mortar, Attributed To The ‘X’ Foundry, Suffolk, England, circa 1680.

A Diminutive 17th Century Charles I Period, English Antique Bronze-Alloy Mortar, Attributed To The ‘X’ Foundry, Suffolk, England, circa 1680.

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A small Charles I bronze-alloy mortar, attributed to the ‘X’ foundry, Suffolk, England, circa 1680.

The flared body cast twice with a fleur-de-lys, crowned harp, crowned thistle and flowering stem.

ReferenceLiterature: See Michael Finlay, ‘English Decorated Bronze Mortars’ (2010), p.134, pl.265, for a virtually identical mortar. The author refers to the illustrated example as ‘brassy appearance’, which is again comparable to this item.

Provenance - Unknown.

Condition - Please refer to the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size - Diameter (top) 13 cm (5").

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