European antique pestle and mortar in brass
Continental, c. 1900
Mortar: Height 20cm, diameter 22cm
Pestle: Length 26.5cm, diameter 5cm
This fine mortar and pestle set is crafted from brass. Both pieces are of traditional form, with the mortar featuring a bell-shaped body and the pestle double rounded ends. Large mortar and pestle sets such as this were used for food and apothecary purposes. The piece is entirely functional, yet can also serve as a decorative adornment to a room such as a kitchen.