A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583
Lot 114
A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,489) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583 A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583 A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583 A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583
Lot Details
A Flemish bronze mortar, by Peter Van Den Ghein II of Malines, dated 1583
The everted rim cast with a band of text reading 'PETRUS VANDEN GHEIN ME FECIT MCCCCCLXXXIII', the waisted body cast with a band of arabesques and scrolls, 15cm diameter x 11cm high

Footnotes

  • A similarly inscribed bronze mortar of much larger dimensions by Peter Van Den Ghein sold Christie's, Amsterdam, 19 - 20 December 2007, Lot 680.

    Another slightly smaller example by the same maker and dated 1580 is in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

    A bell cast by Peter Van Den Ghein I (the father of the maker of the mortar in this lot) was found on the wreck of the Mary Rose. It was made in 1510, the year before the ship was first launched.

    A bell dated 1548 by Peter Van Den Ghein I survives at Peterhouse College Cambridge, and a handbell dated 1565 by the same maker was in the possession of the corporation of Rye in Sussex as late as 1912 [see H. B. Walters, Church Bells of England (1912), p. 170.
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