From Torino Italy, this mortar is carved out of Botticino marble. The front ornamentation is carved scrolling acanthus leaves above a small inset green marble. The sides of the bowl, which can also double has hand holds, are expertly carved bulls heads. A spout has been dug along it's upper back rim for pouring the crushed contents. This beautifully hand carved Botticino Marble mortar bowl can be used as an objet d’art, or for a container to hold small items or dried flowers.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with wear to marble as seen in photos
H=6 3/8, L=16, D=9 7/8
Botticino Marble "Double Bulls Heads" Pharmacy Style Mortar from Torino, Italy