Lyonnais ou parisian bronze mortar decorated with baluster shaped buttresses, lions and women heads, France, 17th century


Lyonnais bronze mortar decorated with buttresses and Saint Barabra figures, France early 17th century

The mortar mould depicts five identical figures of Saint Barbara.
Five buttresses all around.
This is likely a mortar by Toine Cavet.
Lyon, France, early 17th century.


(Français) Mortier au col orné des fleurs-de-lys et d’hermines et à panse scandée de contreforts et fleurettes, Ouest de la France, premier quart du XVII° siècle

Epais mortier d’apothicaire en bronze de fonte assez grossière scandé de 6 contreforts tricuspides. Les contreforts isolent autant de faces chacune ornée d’un fleurette pédiculée à triple corolle de cinq pétales en position supérieure. Ce mortier est muni d’un col décoré d’une frise continue alternant fleurs de lys et hermines. Cette ornementation est compatible avec […]


Small bronze mortar with mace shaped buttresses and a founder seal, Montauban, France, second half of the 16th century

(Français) Mortier à petite marque de fondeur, Montauban vers 1575.
Contreforts quadricuspides en massues.
Sud Ouest de la France, XVI° siècle.


(Français) Mortier à prises latérales anthropomorphes scandé de contreforts en balustres et orné de pastillages, Paris, France XVII° siècle

Voici un singulier mortier d’apothicaire en bronze qui revêt les caractères constants des productions de mortiers du Maître de Provins: Corps tronconique reposant sur une petite base débordante, contreforts et col orné de fleurettes: autant d’éléments fréquemment répétés dans la production lyonnaise des fondeurs de mortiers. Les quatre faces dépourvues de prises dont ornées en position supérieure […]


(Français) Mortier lyonnais en bronze à contreforts tricuspides godronnés et orné de deux registres de pastillages, France XVII° siècle

Diamètre à la gueule : 154 mm Diamètre à la base: 96 mm Hauteur: 106 mm Travail lyonnais du début du XVII° siècle. Remarque: Provenance:  Artcurial, Drouot, le 6 février 2012, lot n° 105b


Puy mortar ornated with caryatids, howling fauns, daisies and buttercups, France 17th century

Bronze mortar decorated with howling fauns and medallions depicting Heracles and the cerynaian hind.
Caryatid buttresses.
I.C. – I.F. Masters workshop, Le Puy, France 17th century


Lyonnais bronze mortar with baluster-shaped buttresses and decorated with the profiles of helmeted men, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts the profiles of helmeted men atop flowers.
There are baluster shaped buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
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.


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

The mortar mould depicts Pompées heads and flowers.
There are tricuspid sinusoid grooved 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 buttresses and decorated standing figures, France, 17th century

The mortar mould depicts profiles crayfish and other figures.
There are tricuspid sigmoid buttresses all-around.
This is likely a piece of the Master of Pompée.
Early 17th century.