Polished brass antique pestle and mortar set
Continental, c. 1900
Mortar: Height 12cm, diameter 13cm
Pestle: Length 18.5cm, diameter 4cm
This fine mortar and pestle set is crafted from lustrous brass. Both pieces are of traditional form, with the mortar featuring a bell-shaped body and the pestle double rounded ends. 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.