Found in France, this fairly small antique mortar and pestle reflect a form common to the 16th century. The mortar was formed with a flared rim and slightly extended base. The body displays raised vertical, ridged bars alternating with well worn floral designs, surrounding the piece. It makes a great addition to a mortar collection, and an attractive accessory.
Late 16th/early 17th century
Width 5 Depth 5 Height 3 inches
Pestle: Width 7.5 inches