Wonderfully tactile hand turned wooden bowl with hand carved pestle. Very rustic with a gorgeous grain. The pestle sits well in the hand, as does the mortar, so it can be held comfortably when grinding spices or garlic.
It has developed a deep tone with age and does show signs of use and has not been restored or polised to maintain the patina. It does not sit flat as there is a small bulge in the centre of the base from the turning. This may have been left deliberately, but could easily be removed so it sits flat.
The mortar is 13.5cm 5" diameter and 5.5cm 2.25" tall and the pestle is 16cm 6.25" long.
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