Type in Your EMAIL Address
to Receive Notices
of Important Events

Auctions
• December 9, 2016
• Print Out a Bid Form
• Download Catalog
• Terms of Sale
Links to Other Sites:
• Tortuga Trading
This Auction is Now OPEN for Bidding
Closing LIVE ONLINE Saturday • December 10th • Starting at 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Lot Number: 192
Sign-in to Bid or Register to Bid
Click for a Printable Page
Estimate Range: $600 - $900
Current Bidding Status
This Lot is CLOSED
for Absentee Bidding.
Colonial to Revolutionary War Era Corn & Grain Pounder

Click an Image to Enlarge It
c. 1760-1780 French & Indian to Revolutionary War Period, Rare Wooden Corn & Grain Pounder (Mortar & Pestle Set), Very Fine.

This is a very rare, likely a quite unfamiliar item to many collectors of Revolutionary Period items... as they are so rare to have survived that most people have never seen or perhaps even heard of a corn pounder of this vintage. Only a very small number of these type of pounders have survived to present day, thus exceedingly rare and most existent are represented in institutional collections. The mortar itself stands about 18.5” tall with three supporting wrapped Iron-forged bands. The pestle/pounder came together with this mortar and it is handcrafted from a different wood, perhaps an exotic hardwood that would be better for its heavy use in constant pounding. Although the main diet for a early American soldier would have been mostly salted meat, hard bread and a bit of rum, the pounder would be the perfect thing for making cornmeal and supplementing the diet with tastier foods such as johnnycake and sweetened corn mush. Some expected cracking present, along with a small loss of wood from the bottom of the mortar, else overall in nice “museum” quality condition for a period display. (2 items)
Lot Number: 192
Sign-in to Bid or Register to Bid
Click for a Printable Page
Estimate Range: $600 - $900
Type in Your EMAIL Address

to Receive Notices of Important Upcoming Events
Early American · P.O. Box 3507 · Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: 858 · 759 · 3290 or Fax: 858 · 759 · 1439
Email: Auctions@EarlyAmerican.com