This large antique mortar and pestle reflect a form common to the 16th century. The mortar was formed with a flared rim that displays raised, beaded details, and slightly extended base. The body displays raised vertical, ridged bars alternating with mascarons, surrounding the piece. It makes a great addition to a mortar collection, and an attractive accessory.
Late 16th century
Width 6.25 Depth 6.25 Height 4.5 in.
Pestle: Width 7.5 in.
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