Chinese Floral Apothecary Mortar

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This vintage mortar and pestle from Shanxi, China was cast in iron with a floral relief. It was originally used in a traditional apothecary to create herbal medicine.

 

Details

  • Of the Period
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    7.25 in. H
    18 cm H
  • Diameter
    7
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82009215801
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Located in Chicago, IL

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