Dating from the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century this elongated mortar was used for crushing chestnuts (usually with a spiked pestle). It is from the Ardeche region in central France and has a wonderful timeworn patina.
Heavy wear and rustic condition consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 29½" high x 11¾" x 10¼"
Approx. overall 75cm high x 30cm x 26cm