Massive and Primitive Carved Chestnut Mortar With Pestle, French Circa 1800

List: $3,500

 

Massive carved chestnut mortar with pestle, French circa 1800; Large, substantial primitive mortars and pestles such as these were commonly used to husk and dehull grain, usually made of wood, and operated by one or more persons. An attractive decorative piece of primitive industrial design.
height: 26 in. 66 cm., diameter: 23 in. 58.5 cm.

  • Item Number: 130135002
  • Country: France
  • Period: Late 18th Century, Early 19th Century
  • Creation Date: Circa 1800
  • Materials: Chestnut
  • Height: 26 in., 66 cm.
  • Diameter: 23 in., 58.5 cm.
  • Condition: Rustic, Well worn
  • Wear: Consistent with age and use; now industrial primitive decorative.

 


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