• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 128

    A DUTCH BRONZE MORTAR

    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM WEGEWART SR. CIRCA 1597

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH BRONZE MORTAR
    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM WEGEWART SR. CIRCA 1597
    The frieze cast with inscription LIEFDE VERWINDT AL DINCK 1597 above a foliate frieze and a frieze depicting putti with water jars, animals and cornucopiea, stylised dolphin handles.
    10.5 cm. high x 12 cm. diam.


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    This mortar is illustrated in Wittop Koning, and attributed by him to Willem Wegewart Sr. on the basis of comparable frieze motifs found on signed clock bells by Wegewart.

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    Literature

    Dr. D.A. Wittop Koning, Nederlands Vijzels, Weert 1989, p.49, plate 35.