A rare nineteenth-century morter made of ashwood with a single looped handle. A staple accessory in French kitchens, particularly for preparing pistou (like pesto). It would be a lovely piece to display on the kitchen counter for an instant touch of French country. Note - this has been carved from one piece of wood.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 4¾" high x 11" wide w/ handle x 6" external diameter
Approx. overall 12cm high x 28cm wide w/ handle x 15cm external diameter