This is an absolutely stunning and rare antique French marble mortar. Hand carved from one giant piece of marble. It dates from the mid 1800's. What makes this slightly more unusual is that it has a ridge for pouring.
It is incredibly heavy as you would expect and measures 10.5cms (just over 4") high and has a maximum diameter at the top including the four handles of 21cms (8.25"). the base diameter is 9.5cms (3.75").
It weighs nearly 3.5kgs (7.35 lbs).