Posted 2 years ago
This is one of those pieces that makes your heart stop beating. I first saw this in a high end antique store in Heightstown, NJ. It was under the glass and slightly out of my price range. It sat, mostly because the owners never dropped the price, so sometime later I came back with an offer. We came to an agreement. What makes this piece special, of course, is the shallow carvings, the signs of use, and how primitively hand carved it is. The pestle, may be original to the piece, but is at least nearly as old.
This is a spectacular piece that I wanted to share with everyone on CW. It is only about 7 inches tall. I've seen similar ones in books and museums. It came from a Vermont Estate, and was likely used in a New England apothecary shop/drug store in the 1700's. Enjoy!
Not sure where to list this...please help!