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