Category: Mortars

Key Reference:
Finlay, M., English Decorated Bronze Mortars and their Makers, Plains Books, 2010.
Brownsword, R., 1995. Neale mortars. JAMS Vol 3.
Finlay, M., 2002. Some British medieval copper-alloy mortars. JAMS Vol 10.
Brownsword, R., 2001. Mortars, skillets and the Silver Dollar. JAMS Vol 9.
Launert, E., 1990. Der Morser. Callwey
Deeley, R., 2011. The Cauldron, the Spit and the Fire. Gold Cockerel Books
Lindsay, J. Seymour., 1970. Iron and Brass Implements of The English House. Alec Tiranti Publ. (revised reprint of 1927 edn publ. Medici Society)
Chinnery, V., 2016. Names for things. Oblong. p. 175

English Mortar

Material: Leaded bronze. Dimensions: Height: 5 5/8″ (14.3cm), Diameter: 6 7/8″ (17.5cm). Place of Origin: England. Date: circa 1550-1600. Maker or Retailer: Unknown. Present Location: Private Collection. Explanation: The simplicity of decoration and the...

Cast Iron Dated Mortar

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 17. 5cm / 6 ⅞in, Diameter: 19. 9cm / 8in Place of Origin: Northern Europe, probably England Date: 1689 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This...

Keble Mortar

Material: Leaded bronze Dimensions: Height: 27cm / 10 ¾in, Diameter: 36.6cm / 14 ⅜in Place of Origin: Burford, Oxfordshire, England Date: Dated 1659 Maker or Retailer: Edward Neale, bell-founder Present Location: The Tolsey Museum, Burford, Oxfordshire, England Explanation: This large...

Spanish Mortar

Material: Bronze Dimensions: Height: 12.5cm / 5in, Diameter: 15cm / 5 ⅞in, Width incl. handles: 21cm / 8 ¼in Place of Origin: Southern Spain Date: 15th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This Andalusian bronze mortar...

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