circa: 19th century
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.
Our gallery staff will normally respond by the next business day. The phone number is optional, but it is often more efficient to respond by phone.
17 detail images