21 - 22 September 2010
A GERMAN BRONZE MORTAR WITH PESTLE
WILHELM HACHMAN, CLEVE, CIRCA 1569
The flaring rim inscribed INT IAER ONS HEREN M VC LXIX, foot inscribed MYN HAVE STEIT ALLEIN IN GODT, decorated with rabbits, dogs and ornaments between the words, centred by two angels holding a shield, stylized animal handles; with bronze pestle (one end broken)
12 cm. high x 13.4 cm. diam.
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A related mortar by Wilhelm Hachman is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, see O. ter Kuile, Koper & Brons, Den Haag 1986, p. 202, ill. 279.
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