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19th Century Chinese Floral Cast Iron Mortar

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Cast in iron with a raised floral design, this vintage mortar was originally used in a traditional Qing-dynasty apothecary to create herbal medicines. The swelling shape allowed free movement of a pestle to effectively grind, mash, and macerate herbs and seeds in preparation of healing remedies. Beautifully aged with a rich patina, this iron mortar is perfect as a petite planter or home accent.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 6.75 in. x Dm 6.75 in.H 17.15 cm x Dm 17.15 cm
  • Diameter
    6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CAI093F
  • Reference Number
    LU820013519572
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