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The elegance of grand Italian tradition. Dolphin handles, cherubs and arabesque decorate this splendid mortar. On one side there is the sign of a convent, with a double cross below the letters "CC". The inscription "ANNO DNI/1644" appears on the other side.
The work was created by the Maestri fonditori in a limited series and it is a true copy, in form and decoration, of the original conserved at the Aboca Museum.
The Aboca project, an exploration of the profound bond between man and nature, is helping to recover the wisdom of ancient craft techniques. For this reason the production of items is entrusted to the expertise of the masters of the art reviving the centuries-old tradition synonymous with Italy throughout the world.
The original mortar provided a silicon rubber and plaster cast from which a wax mould was made. Then the casting channels are attached by inserting spacer nails. The structure is then covered with a special earth for casting.
After drying, which takes a few days, it is fired in a kiln, when the melted wax runs out. The next phase involves casting the metal which, once cooled and broken out of the mould, starts to be worked. Having removed the casting channels, you then move on to engraving and ageing, using specific products for metals. Lastly the copy and punch number of the foundry are marked on the base of the specimen.
Produced in Italy by the Il Cesello artisan foundry in Florence. Each specimen is accompanied by a certificate of guarantee.
Dimensions: height: 19,3 cm; upper diameter: 24,5 cm; lower diameter: 16 cm