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


Outstanding Steel

Best pair of double wedding ring hog scrapers we've seen.
Signed "Hidson" on tabs.
Birmingham, England, c. 1790.
10 1/4" h.

Beautiful 18th c. steel snuffer stand signed "Dowler."
Birmingham, England, c. 1760.

Exceptional Rushlight Holders

A group of three exceptional 18th c. rushlight holders on original treen bases with excellent patina.
Left to Right:

English, 18th c.
Extremely rare rushlight holder with twisted iron stem and counterweight arm on treen cross-base stand in fine old finish. 8” h.
$ 2200.

English, 18th c.
Rushlight with scrolled iron counterweight arm on treen base in fine old color. Vertical shrinkage crack to base. 11 1/2” h.
$ 1850.

English, 18th c. 
Finely wrought steel rushlight and candleholder on turned wooden base with old finish. Small vertical shrinkage crack to base. 10 1/4’ h.
$ 1850.