A Collection of Mortars and Pestles, From The Collection of a Rouen Pharmacist

A Collection of Mortars and Pestles, From The Collection of a Rouen Pharmacist

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We have a wide range of assorted stone mortars and wooden pestles (one pestle is marble), from the collection of a former pharmacist in Rouen, France.

The original use of a mortar and pestle was to aid pharmacists in crushing herbs into powder for medicinal purposes. In France, they were also used in the kitchens of grand chateaux. The material used to construct a mortar and pestle is almost always a hard substance, such as marble or stone, which could stand up to the rigors of use. Today, they are quite collectible, and mostly used as decorative bowls or accessories.

 

Please see below for detailed information of each mortar and pestle.

220-9A:  Small Early 18th Century White Marble Mortar with Pestle from France  $620  H – 5, W – 8 1/2, D – 7 3/4

220-9B:  Small 18th Century French White Marble Mortar and Pestle  $620  H – 5 1/4, W – 10, D – 9 3/4

220-9C:  Unusual French Rouge Marble with Matching Pestle, 20th Century  $580  H – 4 5/8, Diameter – 9 1/2

220-9D:  Deep Black Marble Mortar and Pestle from France, 19th Century  $580  H – 6, Diameter – 10 1/4

220-9E:  Antique Black Marble with White Inclusions and Pestle, France Circa 1870  $680  H – 7 3/8, W – 11 3/4, D – 10 3/4

220-9F:  French White Marble Mortar and Pestle, Circa 1850  $580  H – 6 1/4, Diameter – 12

220-9G:  French White Marble Mortar and Pestle, Circa 1850  $580  H – 6, Diameter – 11 7/8

320-1A:  Antique Pharmacy Mortar with Pestle, France 19th Century  $680  H – 7 3/4, W – 13 7/8, D – 13 3/4

320-1B:  Large Antique Gray Marble Mortar with Pestle from France, 19th Century  $1,200  H – 10 1/4, Diameter – 18 1/4

320-1C:  Large Gray Marble Mortar and Pestle from France, 1800’s  $1,120  H – 8 1/4, W – 16, D – 15 3/4

 

CONDITION:  Good antique condition commensurate with age and use.  Some scuffs and nicks as seen in photos. Surface buildup.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1700's to Early 1900's

Dimensions

See write-up above for each item's dimensions

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Description

We have a wide range of assorted stone mortars and wooden pestles (one pestle is marble), from the collection of a former pharmacist in Rouen, France.

The original use of a mortar and pestle was to aid pharmacists in crushing herbs into powder for medicinal purposes. In France, they were also used in the kitchens of grand chateaux. The material used to construct a mortar and pestle is almost always a hard substance, such as marble or stone, which could stand up to the rigors of use. Today, they are quite collectible, and mostly used as decorative bowls or accessories.

 

Please see below for detailed information of each mortar and pestle.

220-9A:  Small Early 18th Century White Marble Mortar with Pestle from France  $620  H – 5, W – 8 1/2, D – 7 3/4

220-9B:  Small 18th Century French White Marble Mortar and Pestle  $620  H – 5 1/4, W – 10, D – 9 3/4

220-9C:  Unusual French Rouge Marble with Matching Pestle, 20th Century  $580  H – 4 5/8, Diameter – 9 1/2

220-9D:  Deep Black Marble Mortar and Pestle from France, 19th Century  $580  H – 6, Diameter – 10 1/4

220-9E:  Antique Black Marble with White Inclusions and Pestle, France Circa 1870  $680  H – 7 3/8, W – 11 3/4, D – 10 3/4

220-9F:  French White Marble Mortar and Pestle, Circa 1850  $580  H – 6 1/4, Diameter – 12

220-9G:  French White Marble Mortar and Pestle, Circa 1850  $580  H – 6, Diameter – 11 7/8

320-1A:  Antique Pharmacy Mortar with Pestle, France 19th Century  $680  H – 7 3/4, W – 13 7/8, D – 13 3/4

320-1B:  Large Antique Gray Marble Mortar with Pestle from France, 19th Century  $1,200  H – 10 1/4, Diameter – 18 1/4

320-1C:  Large Gray Marble Mortar and Pestle from France, 1800’s  $1,120  H – 8 1/4, W – 16, D – 15 3/4

 

CONDITION:  Good antique condition commensurate with age and use.  Some scuffs and nicks as seen in photos. Surface buildup.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1700's to Early 1900's

Dimensions

See write-up above for each item's dimensions

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION