A small Egyptian porphyry mortar, Italy, probably 17th century | Petit mortier en porphyre égyptien, Italie, probablement XVIIeme siècle
A small Egyptian porphyry mortar, Italy, probably 17th century
the lid in the form of a Turks' hat
Height 7 in (approx); diam 5 in
Petit mortier en porphyre égyptien, Italie, probablement XVIIeme siècle
le couvercle en forme de chapeau turc
Haut. 18 cm (approx), diam. 13 cm
A charming object, the porphyry of good colour, and ready to be placed. The illustrations are accurate. Good overall condition despite minor dents and traces of wear due to age and use.
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Purchased from Lenox Money, Pimlico Road, £110, 1970s.
Edric van Vredenburgh collection, acquired from the above in 2012.
Acheté chez Lenox Money, Pimlico Road, £110, années 1970.
Collection Edric van Vredenburgh, acquis au précédent en 2012.