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Mortar: M.18-1952

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Ghein, Peeter van den




Bronze. Round the waist a border of Renaissance ornaments, birds, foliage and vases intertwinned. The base thick and moulded. Beneath the rim a border ½ an inch deep inscribed: PETRUS CANDEN GHEIN ME FECIT MDLXXX.

Legal notes

Given by E. Saville Peck

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Malines ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-07-31) by Peck, Ernest Saville


16th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1580


The maker, was a member of a prolific firm of bell-founders in Malines. A bell inscribed PEETER VAN DEN GHEIN 1548 belongs to Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Beneath the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1952
Primary reference Number: 13525
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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