Small bronze mortar with buttresses and decorated with St James figures, Lyon, France, early 17th century

Petit mortier en bronze à patine chocolat dont la panse tronconique, assise sur une petite base débordante, est surmontée d’un large col. La panse est scandée de six contreforts bicuspides godronnés droits (B920)  qui séparent autant de faces. Les faces sont toutes décorées du même motif représentant Saint Jacques le Majeur, fils de Zébédée auréolé […]


Lyonnais bronze mortar decorated with buttresses and six different patterns, France, early 17th century

The mortar mould depicts six different patterns on the faces.
Six bicuspid buttresses all around.
It is likely a piece by the Master of the Ramousse bucket.
Lyon, France, 1st quarter of the 17th century.


Bronze mortar decorated with buttresses and lions heads, near Paris, France 17th century

Lyonnais bronze mortar decorated with lion’s heads.
Four grooved buttresses all around.
This is likely a work of The master of Provins.
France, Early 17th century.


Lyonnais bronze mortar with buttresses and ornated with several figures, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts several figures and flowers.
There are bicuspid buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
Early 17th century.


Small Lyonnais bronze mortar with bicuspid grooved buttresses and decorated with the profiles of Pompée, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts profiles of Pompée.
There are bicuspid grooved buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
Early 17th century.


Lyonnais bronze mortar with bicuspid grooved buttresses and decorated with the profiles of Pompée and letters, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts profiles of Pompée and letters “BS”.
There are bicuspid grooved buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
Early 17th century.


Lyonnais bronze mortar with buttresses and decorated standing figures of St John, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts draped women.
There are grooved, bicuspid buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
Early 17th century.