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Outstanding 18th-early 19th C. hand hewn burl mortar. With a wonderful aged patina. Just acquired from a collection in Chicago. Not certain of the wood but I believe it is ash. In nice overall condition with one very stable age crack in the base, typical of burl, that has been there for a very long time. There is no pestle with this piece. Measuring 4-3/4" tall by 4" wide at its widest point. A great find!