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Chinese Stone Mortar

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Essentially a utilitarian vessel, this mortar bears incised lines on the interior to facilitate the task of removing the outer husks from grains of rice. Yet it seems as if the Qing-dynasty artisan who carved the mortar from limestone became interested in the aesthetic potential of the lines, extending them to the exterior in a pleasing rhythmic pattern. Sculptural and textural, the mortar would look amazing planted with vines trailing down its rustic surface.  

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 16.5 in. x W 16.5 in. x D 16 in.H 41.91 cm x W 41.91 cm x D 40.64 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    U027
  • Reference Number
    LU82008908113
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