A 16th century leaded bronze mortar, Deventer, Netherlands, dated 1579

A 16th century leaded bronze mortar, Deventer, Netherlands, dated 1579

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Possibly by Willem Wegewart Sr, the flared rim cast with the inscription 'ANNO SALVTIS NOSTRE 1579', (in the year of) above a ribbed body and a lower frieze cast with Renaissance arabesques, harpi and griffins, with a pair of stylised dolphin-form handles, on a spreading circular foot.

Provenance: Private English Pharmacist's Collection

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Dimensions:

Height 15 cm / 6"
Diameter 18 cm / 7 14"
Weight 5.3 kg