Avery Art and Antiques
An elegant little vessel is this gleaming small mortar that was used for grinding small amounts of medicine, etc., probably in a pharmacy or clinic. Its proportions and sturdy construction make it very appealing. French or Italian, circa 1800. Approximately 2-5/8 inches high and 2-3/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1029729
Intricate arabesques cover the inside of this Nineteenth Century Turkish circumcision bowl in fine-quality silver. Eleven panels portray elaborately stylized animals and people, and a twelfth animal panel on the bottom of the bowl is surrounded by an Arabic inscription. The graceful rococo handle is capped by a parrot peering into the bowl...