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Mortar: M.19-1979

Object information




Mortar with the royal arms of France, and the crescents of Diane de Poitiers.


History note: With Copper & Adams; from whom purchased in 1941 by Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); lent to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC., in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979-10-15) by Anonymous


16th century
1500 - 1600

Components of the work

Lip Diameter 15.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.7 cm

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.19-1979
Primary reference Number: 13724
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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