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Title

Mortar (morteir)

1767

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

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  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.177
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

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  • 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.

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