circa: 19th century
A large, glazed ceramic pharmacist's mortar and pestle for apothecary use, circa late 1800s. White ceramic form with a flared top and tapered base, molding at the foot and at the rim. The pour spot is angled and level with the rim. Smoothly glazed for ease of cleaning. The wooden pestle has a white ceramic bulb head for smooth grinding. It also comes with a thin bone pestle.
Condition: Very good. Age spots and a small hairline crack on mortar. Pestle is cracked on wooden part and was repaired with rope on marble part.
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