Chinese Provincial Rice Flour Mortar

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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
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • 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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