Korean Footed Mortar

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Since ancient times, apothecaries around the world have been using mortar and pestles like this one to grind medicinal herbs. This finely crafted and sculptural vessel was cast in iron in the early 1900s and would have been indispensable to a Korean doctor in preparing remedies for indigestion, high fevers, headaches and other maladies. With the pestle this is a solid, earthy addition to your decor, without the pestle we love to reimagine these mortars as sculptural jardinieres.
Details
Place of Origin
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Date of Manufacture
1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Iron
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
10.25 in. H
26 cm H
Diameter
9.75
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU82006670833
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1stdibs seller since 2006
Located in Chicago, IL

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