Antique Lignum vitae mortar and pestle c1800. Mortar measures 8.75 inches high and 5.5 inches wide, with a 4 inch opening. Pestle measures 9 inches long. They both were turned from a single piece of lignum vitae, a particularly dense and beautifully shaded hardwood. Two objects of this size made from a single piece of lignum vitae are rare. Both pieces are original to one another. For a similar but larger example, please see North East Auctions "The collection of Miriam and Arthur Spector", page 8, lot 508.
Item 8012: $475
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