Charles I Dated Mortar

Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1637.
A rare and impressive 4-handled bronze mortar with owner’s initials “JTD", fleur-de-lys frieze, cruciform stamp, and date “1637” by William Oldfield.
6 3/4” h., 8 1/4” diam.
Some casting cracks on surface.


This mortar is pictured on the cover of Finlay, English Decorated Bronze Mortars and Their Makers, and is discussed on p. 151; formerly in the collection of the author.