Mortar for Grinding Salt
Hawaii
Volcanic stone
Date unknown, probably 19th Century or earlier
9 inch diameter x 4 inches tall (23cm diameter x 10 cm)

This salt mortar is exceptionally beautiful in shape and form and is enhanced by a marking from in the center brought out by ethnographic use that has a "Zen" quality to it. Hawaiian salt is prized all over the world. This piece is very likely to be 19th Century or earlier and comes from a an old Hawaiian Collection.

Price on request

 

Thomas Murray
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Thomas Murray :: Mortar, Hawaii
Thomas Murray :: Mortar, Hawaii
Thomas Murray :: Mortar, Hawaii