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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!