A stunning mortar and pestle from the 1630s made from weighty bronze in a rich brown finish. The mortar is adorned with alternating motives of Henry IV and Hercules, the Greek god of strength, to serve as symbols of health and prosperity as it was likely used in a pharmacy setting. A unique find as a set to still retain its original pestle after nearly 400 years. Unlock a piece of French history by adding this exceptional artefact to your home or collection.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 4¾" high x 6¾" interior diameter 8¼" pestle length
Approx. overall 12cm high x 17cm interior diameter 21cm pestle length