A fine antique apothecary mortar in beautiful early brass/bronze alloy, Northern Europe, dated in the bottom to 1734!.
A very large and usual early type brass mortar with a corrosponding pestle, very decorative and a nice antique for both display and kitchen use. Note the pecular wide upper part, which we haven't seen before and must have been made in a few early years only during the 18th. century.
Size: Mortar is 134 mm. high and 148 mm. wide, pestle is ca. 25,7 cm. long and combined weight of the set is ca. 3,8 kilograms!
Condition: Choice, a few minor dings and some even wear. Fine old patina, not cleaned recently
Provenance: Thorkild Krarup Lange Collection, Retired Pharmacist in Copenhagen.