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Carved apothecary mortar made of Nembro “Tabacon” marble - Turin, Italy - early 19th century

Lot reference 13764929

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In very good condition, perfectly intact, excellent workmanship

Stunning and rare Nembro "Tabacon" marble apothecary mortar, carved and decorated on 2 sides with bull faces, symbols of strength and masculinity.
Please note the colour of the "Tabacon" marble: the presence of ferrous minerals inside give it a precious tobacco tone. The animal horns are impeccable, precise and fine.
Dating back to the early 19th century, this mortar comes from a well-known pharmacy in Turin (the bull is the symbol of the town), 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.
This mortar is one of a kind, considering its type, quality, excellent workmanship and high value. The lot is very prestigious and flawless and the Nembro marble is lively and bright.
In perfect condition, without defects and imperfections.
It will be shipped with appropriate packaging.

- Width 32 cm.
- Length 34 cm.
- Height 18 cm.
- Hole diameter 19 cm.
- Marble edge thickness 3 cm.
Weight 14 kg.

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    Ottimo venditore. Preciso, affidabile, puntuale. È stato un vero piacere!
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    Bella campana.
    Pacco perfetto.
    Spedizione rapida.
    Consegna anticipata.
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United States $ 202.86
Austria $ 58.76
Belgium $ 58.76
Canada $ 202.86
Denmark $ 95.87
France $ 58.76
Germany $ 58.76
Ireland $ 95.87
Italy $ 20.62
Luxembourg $ 58.76
Netherlands $ 58.76
Norway $ 95.05
Poland $ 97.80
Portugal $ 95.87
Spain $ 58.76
Sweden $ 95.87
Switzerland $ 64.64
United Kingdom $ 61.39
Rest of Europe $ 97.80
Anywhere else $ 214.74

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