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Holt Antiques at Walsingham Mill

An Incredibly Large 18th Century English Antique Burr Oak Dug-Out Mortar & Pestle, The Mortar Standing 33 cm (13") High

An Incredibly Large 18th Century English Antique Burr Oak Dug-Out Mortar & Pestle, The Mortar Standing 33 cm (13") High

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Hewn from a single piece of oak, we offer for sale a large 18thC antique burr oak dug-out mortar with its original pestle.

Naively formed, the centre has been dug-out to form the bowl. It is supported overall on a raised, circular foot.

The pestle is also formed out of a single tree branch.

The overall piece has a sculptural presence about it given its size and surface wear. The burrs in the timber also give this piece great texture.

This would look great as a piece of sculpture in its own right in a contemporary home. It would also grace any period home too.

Provenance - From a private Norfolk-based collection close to Castle Acre.

Condition - Please refer to the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size - Height 33 cm (13")


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We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:

1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee;

2. CINOA –Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, (or International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations) is the world association of art & antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries); and

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association - Representing reputable, high quality antiques dealers based in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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