An exceptional, huge bronze mortar with pestle, Italian 17th. century AD.
The mortar with two side dolphin handgrips, turned and steped form. This mortar is impressive and would appeal both to the collectors of early European metal item and to interiour decorators looking for something out of the ordinary. The full set weighs more than 13 kilogram with the mortar weighing around 10 kilograms.
Size: Ca. 22,5 cm. high and 20,5 cm. wide. Masive construction. The pestle is ca. 33,5 cm. long and very heavy.
Condition: Choice!, finely patinated with some surface cracks and dents on the exteriour, but fully intact and smooth on the inside. Provenance: From the Pharmacy Kronen in Uppsala. A gem of an early European mortar and due to it's size and very decorative piece! ***Note high overseas shipping cost, due to weight of more than 13 kilos! Ca. $100 for EU countries and $200-250 for overseas shipping! ***