A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579 Probably Deventer
Lot 101
A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579 Probably Deventer
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

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A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579 Probably Deventer A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579 Probably Deventer A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579 Probably Deventer
Lot Details
A Dutch bronze mortar, dated 1579
Probably Deventer
Of tapering form with flared rim cast with a band of text reading 'ANNO SALUTIS NOSTRE 1579' above a ribbed body and a lower frieze cast with Renaissance arabesques and figures, with a pair of stylised dolphin-form handles, on a spreading circular foot, 18cm diameter x 15cm high

Footnotes

  • A mortar with comparable handles, decoration and foot, dated 1566, and attributed to Willem Wegewart Sr. of Deventer, sold Christie's, Amsterdam, 4 - 5 October 2011, Lot 186. Another similar, also attributed to Deventer, sold Christie's, Amsterdam, 21 - 22 September 2010, Lot 206.
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