Large 18th Century French Carved Stone Mortar Planter/Fountain For Sale
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Large 18th Century French Carved Stone Mortar Planter/Fountain

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This late 18th century mortar was originally used to grind food stuffs or medicines but it is the perfect size for a planter or small fountain. Hand-carved from a hard stone from the Var region of France, it is in good antique condition, with a couple of minor surface hairline cracks, but holds water. It can easily be converted into a small fountain, as it is sufficiently deep to hold a small recirculating pump, or we can drill a centre drain hole to convert it into a planter. The patina and coloration are superb and you will not be disappointed with this one! Interior depth 10". Please note there are minor nicks and chips commensurate with age and use.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Noted in body of description.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 14 in. x W 21 in. x D 21 in.H 35.56 cm x W 53.34 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    CPL 1111
  • Reference Number
    LU86347774443
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