21 - 22 September 2010
A DUTCH BRONZE MORTAR
GERRIT SCHIMMEL, DEVENTER, CIRCA 1687
The flaring rim inscribed AMOR VINCIT OMNIA 1687, the frieze cast with acanthus, birds and an owl
10.7 cm. high x 12.8 cm. diam.
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Similar frieze decorations are found on related mortars by Schimmel. See Wittop I, ill. 24; Wittop II, p. 58, ill. 59 and 63.
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