17th Century Italian Marble Mortar
17th Century Italian Marble Mortar
17th Century Italian Marble Mortar
17th Century Italian Marble Mortar
17th Century Italian Marble Mortar

17th Century Italian Marble Mortar

1680 Italy

Offered by Raymond Horneman

£2,400 gbp
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A late 17th century Italian Bardiglio marble mortar of small proportions.
Possibly Rome, circa 1680.
Mortars of this size (and so well carved) were usually used in apothecaries for the preparations of medicine from natural ingredients.
The curved handles, gourded shape and elaborate rim (typical of the baroque period) makes this otherwise ordinary domestic object a rare work of art.
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Diameter 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Medium
marble
Raymond Horneman

Raymond Horneman
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