Japanese Usu Wood Mortar

c. 1900
$2,880 USD
Make an Offer
H: 24.0" Dia: 23.0"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

This large footed vessel is an early 20th century Japanese mortar known as an "usu," typically used for pounding rice into mochi for New Year's Day celebrations and other special occasions. Displayed without an accompanying pounder (kine), the usu becomes a rustic planter, perfect for planting lush greenery and flowers in an indoor setting.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces