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S/5893 Antique Treen Lignum Vitae Snuff Pestle and Mortar

A good lignum vitae snuff pestle and mortar in both heart and sap wood of traditional design, having a turned base to the mortar. The shaped pestle has a knop end. These were held in the hand for grinding snuff. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.

Provenance: Desborough Collection

Pestle: 5 inches (12.5 cm.) long

Sold 3 in. (9.5 cm.,) High
1 in. (4.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800