19th Century Chinese Butterfly Mortar For Sale
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19th Century Chinese Butterfly Mortar

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This 19th century sculptural container was originally used as a mortar, possibly in a Chinese apothecary to grind herbal medicines. Marked by petite butterfly joints and textured by the natural knots and crevices of northern elmwood, this wooden mortar has the rustic appeal of a prized scholars' brush pot and adds fantastic character to the home.

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    Elm
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 19.75 in. x Dm 17.5 in.H 50.17 cm x Dm 44.45 cm
  • Diameter
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    GDJ001
  • Reference Number
    LU820012939171
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