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Auction 1131, Decorative Arts, 17.05.2019, 17:00, Cologne Lot 1020

An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery

 Le Puy-en-Velay, 1609.An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1020
 Le Puy-en-Velay, 1609.An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1020
 Le Puy-en-Velay, 1609.An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1020
 Le Puy-en-Velay, 1609.An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1020

An important Southern French mortar made for a monastery

Golden brown cast bronze with fine dark brown patina. Thick-walled, squat conical form with pronounced moulded rim. Eight moulded ribs surround the body and a fine relief mascaron decorates the centre. To both sides fine laurel wreathed medallions with conjoined monograms and depictions of Christ beneath a canopy and the Virgin and Child enthroned. The rim inscribed and dated on a broad banderole "DEVS OVINOS CREAVIT ET PAVIT SIT BENEDICTVS IN AETERNVM 1609". The handles formed as stylised sheep. H 28.3, D 44.6 cm. Weight 85,0 kg.

Le Puy-en-Velay, 1609.

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