A Large English or French Limestone Octagonal Open Mortar

A Large English or French Limestone Octagonal Open Mortar

1500 to 1700 French or English

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A Large English or French Limestone Octagonal Open Mortar
Decorated with four integral carved limestone balls.
Late 16th – Early 17th Century

Size: 38cm high, 46cm wide, 46cm deep – 15 ins high, 18 ins wide, 18 ins deep
Provenance: Ex English private collection
See: Finch & Co catalogue no.3, item no. 3, for an example of a large English liguum vitae wood mortar
Mortars vary in size from large font shape floor standing types such as this example that were utilized in great households down to small 3 or 4 inch specimens used by apothecaries for individual prescriptions and domestically for spices and herbs.

Dimensions
Height 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Width 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Stock Code
F045
Medium
Limestone
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