Mortar for Grinding Salt 10317
Hawaii
Volcanic stone
Date unknown, probably 19th Century or earlier
9 x 4 in/23 x 10 cm

This salt mortar is exceptionally beautiful in shape and form and is enhanced by a center marking etched out from ethnographic use giving it a "Zen" like quality. Hawaiian salt is prized all over the world. This piece is very likely to be 19th Century or earlier and comes from an old Hawaiian Collection.