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Early 18thc lignum vitae pestle & mortar

Dimensions:W: 19cm (7.5")H: 21.5cm (8.5")D: 19cm (7.5")


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A fine example of an early 18thc lignum vitae pestle & mortar.

This piece is in excellent original condition and has a very good patina (colour).

The lignum vitae wood began to be imported in the late 16thc - early 17thc & was was commonly used over the years to make pestle & mortars due to its hardness & dense grain.

The pestle & mortar was used to grind or pulverise items such as herbs & spices, tobacco & snuff as well as coffee & medicines.

Size:

Height: 8.5" / 21.5cm

Width: 7.5" / 19.cm

Depth: 7.5 / 19.cm

Early 18thc lignum vitae pestle & mortar