Additional Information: A large heavily cast octagonal cylindrical form with flaring
upper and lower rims; molded band under rim and above foot. The rim and base are
decorated, each panel decorated…alternating panels display Star of David [Solomon
star] and arabesque widows with stylized face at top.
For, Frans Seiben and Leisbet Adams...featuring a Maltese cross as a symbol of their church. Anonymous maker which is not unusual. To view a nearly identical example in the collection of the Welcome Museum, London seeNederlandse Vijzels by Dr. D.A. Wittop de Koning, page 105, number 153. (Mortar height: 5.25"; pestle length: 8.5")
Complete working spit jack enclosed in a ripple-molded iron case raised on four French feet. (Retains original brass carrying handle) A key wind brass movement drives the spit and bell chime; three skewers are fitted to iron fame resting on a notched wrought iron spit-stand resting on tripod base with penny feet.
Good color and decoration. (Mortar: height: 2.25 inches; diameter: 3.75 inches; Pestle: length: 4 inches)
660-11 - SOLD
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