Large Red Marble Mortar

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Large Red Marble Mortar

Period / Age: 18th Century AD

Provenance: Ex Private English collection.


Height: 17cm (6.7")
Width: 24cm (9.5")
Weight: 8.4kg

Beautiful mortar carved from a solid blood red marble block blood from Northern Italy.
On the surface of each of the four handles is carved a flower-like design.
Mortars were used in the kitchens of grand chateaux or in apothecaries by pharmacists to crush the herbs into powder for medicinal purposes.
In a very good condition.