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A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Henry Paris, 1670-1709
ROBERT DAVENPORT'S LARGE MORTAR
together with a cast-iron pestle
boldly cast 'ROBERT DAVENPORT HIS MORTOR WADE BY H P 1074 [sic]'
bronze
40 by 43cm., 15¾ by 17in.
Cast in Ireland in 1704.
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Provenance

Mealy's, Castlecomen, Ireland, 9-10 March 1999, lot 382

Catalogue Note

See Fred Dukes, Campanology in Ireland, Dublin, 1994, p. 235 for details on Henry Paris, bronze founder.

The casting error of a transposed '7' and '0' and the inversion of the '4' and the 'M' suggest that the foundry man who made the present lot may have been illiterate.  

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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