Finely sculpted pharmacy mortar - Marble of Istria - 20th century

Finely sculpted pharmacy mortar - Marble of Istria - 20th century
Italy, Venice

Outstanding and rare Istrian marble apothecary mortar, carved and decorated on 4 sides with ram heads, symbols of strength and masculinity as well as sincerity, impulsivity and passion.
Please note the marble colour, a very precious and valuable one. The animals details are faultless, precise and refined.
This mortar comes from a well-known pharmacy in Venice, where it was used just a few times for its real use, namely as a bowl to mash or shred spices, herbs, etc. It was mainly used as a decorative item, given its unusual decorations with animal faces.
Please note the accuracy of the rams, with precise details almost lifelike, it’s unbelievable how the 4 faces are virtually identical, symbol of great expertise and professionalism of the craftsmanship of the author.
A one of a kind item, considering the high quality, fine workmanship and remarkable value of this mortar. The lot is very prestigious and flawless and the Istrian marble is lively and bright. Lovely marble veining, of rare beauty.
In perfect condition and intact.
In case of shipping, it will be delivered in a wooden crate with appropriate packaging.
Affordable, safe and tracked shipping worldwide.
The item is also available for pickup at our warehouse.

- Maximum diameter 29 cm
- Hole diameter 21 cm
- Height 23 cm
Weight 24 kg.

Lot details
Finely sculpted pharmacy mortar
Marble of Istria
Estimated Period
20th century
Country of Origin
Italy, Venice
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
23×29×29 cm
24 kg
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