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Two Early Bronze Mortar and Pestles

Auction:
2502
Lot:
687
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two Early Bronze Mortar and Pestles, one possibly 12th century, Italy, the first a vase-shaped bowl cast with winged warriors and shields with a bell-shaped pestle with fluted handle, ht. 3; and one with a cup-shaped mortar with side handles, ribbed decoration on the rim, pin-shaped pestle with ceramic base, ht. 4 1/2 in.

Note: The first of these is closely related to an example in the Griffin Collection of Antique Mortars & Pestles, Franklin, New Hampshire.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Italy, New Hampshire, Franklin, Laboratory equipment, Mortar, Mortar and pestle