APILCO FRANCE MORTAR & PESTLE WILLIAMS SONOMA MINT COND

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 24, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
APILCO FRANCE MORTAR & PESTLE WILLIAMS SONOMA MINT CONDITION
Description:

What I have is a beautiful example of restaurant quality French porcelain made by France's leading manufacturer, Apilco.

What a wonderful gift this would make for that special cook who uses whole spices and herbs. This magnificent mortar is quite large. The mortar (bowl) is 6 inches in diameter. It has a pouring spout and measures 6 & 1/4 inches in diameter from the far side to the end of the spout. The height of the bowl is 3 inches.

The pestle (pounder) measures 6 & 3/4 inches long. It tapers from the 1 & 1/4 inch diameter of the wooden knob down the wooden shaft to the porcelain part which has a rounded end which measures approximately 1 & 1/2 inches in diameter.

This mortar and pestle is in NEAR MINT condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing. T are normal wear marks on the ceramic part of the pestle and the bottom of the mortar (as you can see in the pictures).

The bottom of the mortar is marked in green "PORCELAIN A FEU" "APILCO, FRANCE". T is a bit of adhesive still on the bottom near the mark - it looks like a yellow stain; but is sticky, so I know it's adhesive. I didn't want to try and remove it.

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