French Apothecary Marble Mortar with Brass Pestle, 19th Century

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A splendid purple marble apothecary mortar with brass pestle, 1800s. The large, solid marble is a reddish purple with thick white seams and thin black veins. Either side has a semi-circular projected handle. The entire outside is rough hewn, with a fabulous texture. The inside and rim are polished smooth. The well itself is fairly shallow, meaning that the base is thick and very heavy. The piece comes with a molded solid brass pestle.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Brass
    Marble
  • Condition
    Good. Minor appropriate age wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    8 in. H x 14.75 in. W x 11.5 in. D
    20 cm H x 37 cm W x 29 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU86905325173
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