27 May 1999
A TREEN MORTAR-GRATER
Italian, 17th Century
The baluster body in three sections, on a spreading foot
10 in. (26 cm.) high
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O. Evan-Thomas, Domestic Utensils of Wood, Stobart Davies, Hertford, 1973. A similar example illustrated pl. 28.
A similar example was sold from The John Fardon Collection, 1 May 1996, Christie's South Kensington, lot 14.
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