A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman

A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman - image-1
A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman - image-2
A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman - image-1A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman - image-2

A rare Gothic two-handled mortar made for Willem Lurkeman

Golden brown cast bronze with shimmering brown patina. Tapering mortar on a thick base. Decorated with bands of moulding and engraved below the rim in Latin capital letters with the foundry mark, patron and date: "WILLEM LVURKEMAN A 1436". With two faceted handles. The inner rim slightly unevenly cast in areas, minor vertical cracks to the outer walls (one repaired and patinated). H 15.7, D 17 cm, weight c. 6 kg.
Attributed to Central or Northern Germany, 1436.

Literature

Cf. Hömberg, Der Norddeutsche Bronzemörser im Zeitalter von Gotik und Renaissance, Stuttgart 1983, p. 242, cat. 77.

Lot 617 Dα

Estimate:
4.000 € - 6.000 €

Result:
131.250 €