Fine Antique Dutch Bronze Mortar and Pestle - Henrick Ter Horst ANNO 1653

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The bronze mortar cast in one piece, by Henrick ter Horst in Deventer in the Netherlands. Dated 1653. The waisted tapering body decorated with two reliefs with scrolling foliage and housemark ANO 1622 and in the top the cast inscription in Dutch: LOF GODT VAN AL  ANNO  1653. with a fish shaped handle to each side, above a spreading turned foot. Henrick ter Horst is the most well known caster of mortars in the Netherlands. He worked in Deventer, an old Hanze-city on the river IJsel in the east of the Netherlands. 


Nederlandse Vijzels -  dr. D. A. Wittop Koning. (1989). Afbeelding. Friezen  blz .53c & b

Koper & Brons Rijksmuseum, Onno ter Kuile  page. 209 fig,. 291


The Netherlands - Deventer 

Anno 1653


Height mortar:  13,2  cm. ( 5,2 inches.)

Diam.  mortar:  14  cm.    ( 5,5 inches.)

Diam. base   10,4 cm. ( 4,1 inches.)

Pestle  :  23  cm.         ( 9,1 inches.)

Weight :  3.798 gram ( 2800 & 998.)


Price on request