Mythical Dragon Stone Mortar

c. 1850
$1,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 12.75" D: 9.5" H: 7.25"
Materials
Limestone
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Z048
Estimated Shipping
$200

Hand-carved from a single block of limestone, this 19th-century sculptural container was originally used as a mortar, possibly in a Chinese apothecary to grind herbal medicines. Its handle is topped by a bat-like dragon - an auspicious symbol of power and good fortune. With a beautifully aged surface texture that calls to be touched, this stone mortar looks enchanting as a planter filled with flowers or lush greenery.

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