• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 131

    A DUTCH BRONZE MORTAR

    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM WEGEWART SR., DEVENTER, CIRCA 1590

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH BRONZE MORTAR
    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM WEGEWART SR., DEVENTER, CIRCA 1590
    The frieze cast with inscription LOF GODT VAN ALL ANNO 1590, above a foliate frieze and a frieze with putti and chariots, angular handles to each side
    8.5 cm. high x 9 cm. diam.


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    Dr Wittop Koning attributes a mortar with the same frieze to Willem Wegewart.
    Cf. dr. Wittop Koning, Nederlandse Vijzels, Weert 1989, p. 48 pl. 34.

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