Mortar and pestle set, with wax seal

Date
Circa 1870
Description
The set of three mortar and pestal were dated by Mr Li Ping Du, Department of Asian Studies University of Melbourne. They are made of stoneware. The mortars are covered on the outer surface with a white glaze overlaid with a leaf and flower design. The original designers seal set in red wax appears near the base.
Bought by Sir Douglas Wright and Lady Muriel Wilmot-Wright in China in 1972.
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Object detail

Date
Medium
stoneware with blue underglaze decoration and wood
Accession Number
MHM03492.2
Credit line
Gift of Lady Meriel Wilmot-Wright, 1992
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ Chinese character, on seal ▫ mortar
prices/inscriptions ▫ dealer tag ▫ label
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category

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