Antique fancy tapered mortar and pestle set from lignum vitae 4 LB 12.9 OZ. This is a museum quality set with some old damage to the pestle. It could well be an 18. The mortar wood and pestle wood are a perfect match.They were produced from old growth, thick, lignum vitae wood two hundred years ago more or less. The wood itself is dense, highly figured, dark and heavy. The mortar tapers down to a dome shaped swelling around the mortar before a systematic arrangement of scribe lines before the base. The pestle is a long, thick, tool with a handle and rounded end for crushing and grinding substances. About lignum vitae: Highly valued lignum vitae wood is from familial trees native to New World tropics. In preindustrial times the very durable lignum vitae was frequently used for distinct purposes as in the assembly of sailing ships by shipwrights.
Weight: Mortar 3 LB and 13.1 OZ EST. Pestle 15.8 OZ EST. Mortar and Pestle Set 4 LB and 12.9 OZ EST. Dimensions: Mortar 7.25 EST (height). 5.75 EST (mortar outside of rim diameter).5 EST (Mortar outside of base diameter). Pestle 11.5 EST (length). Condition: Antique mortar and pestle set from lignum vitae wood.
Good overall condition with wear and weathering. The pestle itself suffers from old damage including losses. Still, it is intact, durable. The item "Fancy Tapered Mortar and Pestle Set from Lignum Vitae c.1800 (4 LB 12.9 OZ)" is in sale since Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "jupitersrecessroberto" and is located in Hamilton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.