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Old Eroded Teak Burlwood Mortar with Handle, North Thailand, Mid-20th Century
Old Eroded teak burl wood mortar with handle, North Thailand, mid-20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This rustic mortar comes from rural northern Thailand where in its time it would have been used, together with a heavy wooden pounder, on an almost daily basis. This piece was fashioned by hand using basic tools, and is derived from a particularly Fine quality teak burl wood. Years of exposure and use have lent it a charming character. We have lightly cleaned, Fine sanded and buffed it, and have leveled the bottom so the mortar sits flat and is stabile. No finish or wax has been applied, but we would gladly wax the piece if requested to do so. If you would like to use the mortar as a planter -- lovely home for an orchid -- please note that the pounding hole is eroded clear through to the bottom. We could close the hole from the bottom if requested, and at no charge. Condition: As mentioned, the pounding hole is eroded clear through to the bottom. Otherwise the mortar is strong and stabile. The surface is distressed and patinated, but structurally fully sound. Dimensions: 25 inches wide by 17-1/2 inches deep by 13-1/2 inches tall.
- Production TimeAvailable Now
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- Place of OriginThailand
- Date of ManufactureMid-20th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsNote that the pounding hole is eroded clear through to the bottom. Otherwise the mortar is strong and stable. The surface is distressed and patinated, but structurally fully sound. If requested we can close the hole from the bottom at no extra cost.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 14 in. x W 17.5 in. x D 25 in.H 35.56 cm x W 44.45 cm x D 63.5 cm
- Seller LocationSan Franciso, CA
- Seller Reference NumberBT-180290
- Reference NumberLU1778212208613
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