Marriage mortar made by Mamees Frémy in Oktober 1620. Mamertus Frémy (also known as Mammartus, Mammees, Mammes and Frimigei or Formica) was a member of the well known Lorraine Frémy family. In the year 1614 he was the owner of a mouldingcompany at the Karthuizenstraat in Amsterdam.
This mortar is a rare example of the master.
Different generations of the Frémy family have been working in mouldingcompanies, in Amsterdam and Winterswijk. De Frémy family was also related to the wellknown Hemony family.
This mortar was made for the marriage of Hans Wilhelm Cloothack and Elisabet Jacobs Zyltoch. The inscription on the mortar says 'HANS WILHELM CLOOTHACK EN ELISABET IAKOBS ZYLTOCH’ ‘MAMEES FREMY ME FECIT ANNO 1620 IN OCTOBER'
The words in the inscription are seperated with a decorative flower.
This mortar is decorated with two friezes. The upper frieze depicts a lion flanked by two birds of prey. Next to the birds are grapes and twigs.
The frieze below is decorated with a ram's head on a coat of arms hold by two human figures.
- D.A. Wittop Koning, Nederlandse vijzels, Weert 1989, p. 38,41.
- A. Lehr, De klokkengieters François en Pieter Hemony, Asten 1959, p. 17.