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S/4139 Antique Treen 18th Century Lignum Vitae Pestle and Mortar

A good 18th century lignum vitae pestle and mortar in both heart and sap wood, with the mortar of traditional form having a waisted centre with a moulded bead and reeded and incised line decoration. The matching pestle, with a turned and shaped handle, has a domed turned end and incised lines. The whole has an excellent colour and patination.

Pestle: 8 inches (20.5 cm.) long

Sold 7 in. (18 cm.) High
5 in. (14 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1780