Scarce miniature French bronze mortar with biblical and antiques scenes and dolphins handles, late 16th century

Scarce miniature French bronze mortar with biblical and antiques scenes and dolphins handles, late 16th century

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Dimensions

6x4 cm

Circa

late 16th century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Pharmacy & Chemists, Other Medical Antiques

Description

A scarce and perfectly preserved example of a miniature (6 diameter and 4 cm height) French bronze mortar from the second half of the 16th century.

The little mortar bears two scenes : one biblical, Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon with an angel, and anothe antique, the Minotaur Theseus and Ariadne.

The two supports are in shape of dolphine and dog.

Perfect genuine condition without any crack, damage or restoration.

Rare.

 

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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