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Chinese Cast Iron Apothecary Mortar

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Since ancient times, apothecaries around the world have been using mortar and pestles like this one to grind medicinal herbs. This finely crafted and sculptural vessel was cast in iron in the early 1900s and would have been indispensable to a Korean doctor in preparing remedies for indigestion, high fevers, headaches and other maladies.          

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
    Korea
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.25 in. x Dm 9.75 in.H 26.04 cm x Dm 24.77 cm
  • Diameter
    9.75 in. (24.77 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    BJC108C
  • Reference Number
    LU82009287123
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