A huge bronze or bell metal mortar, Italian 17th. century AD.
The mortar with handgrips of folded form and a stepped shape evolving into a very wide rim. This mortar is impressive and would appeal both to the collectors of early European metal item and to interiour decorators looking for something out of the ordinary.
Size: Ca. 23-24 cm. wide and 22 cm. high. Massive construction, extremely heavy weighing ca. 13 kilograms.
Condition: Choice!, finely patinated with some surface cracks and dents on the exteriour, but fully intact and smooth on the inside.
Provenance: From the Pharmacy Kronen in Uppsala. A gem of an early European mortar and due to it's size and very decorative piece!
***Note high overseas shipping cost, due to weight of more than 13 kilos! Ca. $100 for EU countries and $200-250 for overseas shipping! ***