Chinese Provincial Rice Flour Mortar

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Used to grind the outer husks off rice grains, this humble 19th century mortar hales from northern China, where it had been a kitchen staple in a Provincial home. Carved from elmwood, the mortar’s simple, gourd-like shape transcends pure function to showcase the wood’s beautiful grain patterns. Cracked and weathered, its earnest appeal has only increased over the years.

Details
Of the Period
Qing
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
1850
Period
Mid-19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Hand-Carved   Wood
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
8.5 in. H
22 cm H
Diameter
17.25
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU82008191053
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