Provincial Stone Apothecary Mortar

c. 1850
$348 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.0" D: 6.0" H: 4.0"
Materials
Stone
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Collection #
BJAA055C
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$20

This 19th-century South Korean stone mortar was originally used in a traditional apothecary. Its open bowl allowed free movement of a pestle to effectively grind, mash, and macerate herbs and seeds to prepare healing medicines. Used as a decorative vessel or tabletop planter, the mortar's rustic form and hand-carved texture makes for the perfect home accent.

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