LIMESTONE MORTAR URN :
PLANTER, VASE or VASE HOLDER
Rare, hand carved limestone
Sussex, 1700s or earlier

£625

Dimensions

H 46cm (18") W 43x 43cm (17") at top. Cavity : 30cm (12") deep, 29cm diameter

Description

A rare and gorgeous vessel - hand cut and shaped in a white, fossilled limestone from Sussex's coastal hills. Originally used as a cereal mortar or urn it makes a striking planter outdoors or a vase holder indoors. Some chipping at one corner and a repaired (invisibly bonded) crack do not detract from its form or lovely character. A small drain hole in the base allows frost proof use. Its simplicity of form makes the piece hard to date with precision but it is no younger than 300 years old and quite probably older, late medieval.

Stock No. 1889

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