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S/4853 Antique Treen 18th Century Lignum Vitae Pestle and Mortar

A fine mid 18th century lignum vitae heart wood pestle and mortar, having a pestle of traditional form with an attractive shaped handle and turned decoration. The mortar, with incised concave and moulded decoration, has a slightly waisted form and conforms with other mortars we have handled of similar age. The whole has a lovely dark rich colour and excellent patination.

Pestle: 11 inches (28 cm.) long and 2.75 inches (7 cm.) diameter

8 in. (21.5 cm.) High
6 in. (17 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1740