An image of Mortar (morteir)

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Mortar (morteir)

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

In dinner services the mortar (so named from its shape rather than its function) accompanies the punch bowl and sits inside it. For this reason the lower half remains undecorated. The mortar and punch bowl were among the most expensive items in a service.

Year
1767
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
17.3 x 23.0 cm diam
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.177