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Large bronze mortar.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:280.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 500.00 USD
Large bronze mortar.
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Large bronze mortar. 6-1/2 lb, 4-1/2" tall and 6" wide at top. A substantial artifact from a well-known wreck with original pedigree, this piece is nearly intact, with just two chips in the rim (one small, one large) and lateral spots that appear to be where the metal melted away (was the ship on fire?), the rest of it an even coppery-bronze color with flat base and nice "ring" (like a bell). Pedigreed to the Sotheby's (London) auction of December 19, 2000, lot #542. Recovered from: Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa