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Chinese Provincial Rice Flour Mortar

About

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
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 8.5 in. x Dm 17.25 in.

    H 21.59 cm x Dm 43.82 cm

  • Diameter
    17.25 in. (43.82 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    BJD027
  • Reference number
    LU82008191053

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