Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
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Code 219-9
Antique Rouge Marble Mortar from France, Mid 1800s

From France, this beautifully veined rouge marble mortar dates to the mid 1800’s. Mortar and pestles have been essential since ancient times. They are used for the crushing of foods and medicines, and can be found in a variety of materials, including stone, bronze, ceramic, or wood. Today, they are mostly used as decorative bowls or accessories. The mortar seen below was carved from a classic French rouge marble. This marble has been used as a prestigious building material material in France for centuries.

CONDITION: Good condition with rubs and scratches to interior and exterior bottom. Minor chips to outer edges.

H=7 7/8, 10 3/4 x 11 3/4
$650
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