Bronze mortarboard decorated with terms with... - Lot 63 - Pierre Bergé & Associés

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Bronze mortarboard decorated with terms with... - Lot 63 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Bronze mortarboard decorated with terms with feather headdress and fleur-de-lis; rim inscribed * ALLEN * RICHAR * M *
DVSABLE *; fluted grips.
Aunis, Master of Newfoundland, early 17th century
Height: 11.3 cm - Diameter: 15 cm
(some missing edges)
The name Master of Newfoundland was given to a founder from the La Rochelle region after the castle near Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée), where four of his mortars were found; these have bracketed terms with a lion's head capped with feathers, often accompanied by fleur-de-lys as here.
Bergbauer under the direction of, Mortiers français du XVe au XVIIe siècle, Ed. Serge
Domini, 2021, p 270-271, ill.463.
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