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Spanish colonial bronze mortar, 1700s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 450.00 USD
Spanish colonial bronze mortar, 1700s.
SOLD
750.00USDto 2******n+ (131.25) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 Oct 30 @ 21:33UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Spanish colonial bronze mortar, 1700s. 4 kg, 5-1/4" tall and 3-3/4" in diameter (base), 1-5/8" bore. Sometimes called a "thundermug," small flat-based cannons like this were used as powder-testers and signaling guns, this one probably made in Mexico City (where it was found), with reinforced band decorations (the lower one containing the touch-hole), small handle, nice dark patina with minor pits and dents and nicks from heavy use.