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French Apothecary Marble Mortar with Brass Pestle, 19th Century <p>A splendid purple marble apothecary mortar with brass pestle, 1800s. The large, solid marble is a reddish purple with thick white seams and thin black veins. Either side has a semi-circular projected handle. The entire outside is rough hewn, with a fabulous texture. The inside and rim are polished smooth. The well itself is fairly shallow, meaning that the base is thick and very heavy. The piece comes with a molded solid brass pestle.</p>

French Apothecary Marble Mortar with Brass Pestle, 19th Century

$2,150

reference: BB48
circa: 19th century
origin: Lyon

height: 8"
width: 14.75"
depth: 11.5"

A splendid purple marble apothecary mortar with brass pestle, 1800s. The large, solid marble is a reddish purple with thick white seams and thin black veins. Either side has a semi-circular projected handle. The entire outside is rough hewn, with a fabulous texture. The inside and rim are polished smooth. The well itself is fairly shallow, meaning that the base is thick and very heavy. The piece comes with a molded solid brass pestle.

Condition: Very good. Minor appropriate age wear.

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