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Italian, Veneto, 17th century
MORTAR WITH COATS OF ARMS IN THE FORM OF A TREE AND A PAIR OF BELLS
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Italian, Veneto, 17th century
MORTAR WITH COATS OF ARMS IN THE FORM OF A TREE AND A PAIR OF BELLS
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Italian, Veneto, 17th century
MORTAR WITH COATS OF ARMS IN THE FORM OF A TREE AND A PAIR OF BELLS

Catalogue Note

The many bands, large acanthus leaves and laurel wreath that decorate the present mortar relate closely to the mortars by Bartolommeo de Pesenti illustrated by Avery (op.cit. nos. 13 and 14). Mortars and bells with variations of such foliate decoration were made throughout Northern Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries. Other exponents of the style include the De Levis and Bonaventurini foundries.

RELATED LITERATURE
C. Avery, 'A bronze founder and sculptor of the late sixteenth century. Giuseppe de Levis of Verona : New discoveries', Connoisseur, February 1977, pp. 115-21; P. Motture, Bells and mortars and related utensils. Catalogue of Italian bronzes in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2001, pp. 96-193

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