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Title

Mortar (morteir)

1767


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

In dinner services the mortar (so named from its shape rather than its function) accompanies the punch bowl and sits inside it. For this reason the lower half remains undecorated. The mortar and punch bowl were among the most expensive items in a service.


Details


Date

1767


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

17.3 x 23.0 cm diam


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.177


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 101 (colour illus.). cat.no. 130