Footed Mortar

c. 1900
$818 $980 USD
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Dimensions
H: 10.25" Dia: 9.75"
Materials
Cast Iron
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJC108B
Estimated Shipping
$38

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. With the pestle this is a solid, earthy addition to your decor, without the pestle we love to reimagine these mortars as sculptural jardinieres.

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