EB October the 23 1746

An unusually artful and imaginative mid-18th c. English sampler in brilliant, unconventional color.    

“Elizabeth Bregley (sic) is my name
And England is my nation
Westadingfeld (sic-prob. West Stanningfield) is my dwelling place
And Christ is my salvation”

Wool on linen.
23 1/2” l. x 11 3/4”


1708 Bronze Mortar “Laus Deo” (Praise God)

Exceptional and unusually charming mortar dated 1708 with elaborate frieze depicting a hunt scene with a house, a rider carrying a musket, a pikeman, and a rabbit, deer and boar.
Deventer, The Netherlands, from the workshop of Gerrit Schimmel & Erven.
In excellent color and condition.
5” h.


For a mortar with the same frieze by Schimmel, cf. Lift verwindt al dinck: Vijzels, p. 59


About Time

Three very fine early hourglasses in excellent condition
L to R:
Unusually large and beautifully turned wooden hourglass. England or Germany, early 19th c. ; 12” h.
For a related hourglass, cf. Attali, Memoire de Sabliers, p.. 128. SOLD.
Rare diminutive 18th c.  brass traveling hourglass.
Prob. France, 2nd quarter 18th c. ; 3 1/2” h.

Wooden hourglass in original bayberry green paint.
Late 17th c.- early 18th c.; 8 1/2” h. SOLD.