Cast Iron Apothecary Mortar

c. 1900
$980 USD
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Dimensions
H: 10.25" Dia: 9.75"
Materials
Cast Iron
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Collection #
BJC108A
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.

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