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Small Antique Marble Mortar, Italy, circa 1700s

$828.84

About

This ancient marble mortar has a rather mysterious aura about it. It is hand-sculpted from a single piece of stone, with beautiful ageing over time. Perhaps the most distinctive element of this piece is the chisel marks apparent on close inspection. These tiny indentations animate the mortar’s making in a tactile way. These tiny indentations animate the mortar’s making in a tactile way. This piece could be used as originally intended within a kitchen environment. Or it also has plenty of character as a standalone sculptural objet. As shown in the photographs, any marks and small fissures appear old, considerably weathered and softened by time. The rest of the piece is in good condition with pleasing age and patina.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.34 in. (11 cm)Diameter: 10.63 in. (27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1700s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. As shown in the photographs, any marks and small fissures appear old, considerably weathered and softened by time. The rest of the piece is in good condition with pleasing age and patina.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G1991stDibs: LU1420222006162

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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