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Large 18th Century French Carved Stone Mortar Planter/Fountain
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.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1780
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsNoted in body of description.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 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 LocationWoodbury, CT
- Seller Reference NumberCPL 1111
- Reference NumberLU86347774443
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Located in Woodbury, CT
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