Large Edwardian Mortar & Pestle
An apothecary's mortar & pestle, of generous size, weighing in at 4.3kg, and dating to the turn of the last century. The mortar and the tip of the pestle is made out of vitrified porcelain, making it durable and very tactile. The pestle has a turned wood handle which has seen the hands of many, crushing powders and tablets for over a century, resulting in a beautifully aged patina. Underneath it is stamped "Warranted acid proof 3 8 ". It has been deep-cleaned and is now excellent for kitchen use.
Country of origin: UK
Date of manufacture: c.1910
Material: vitrified porcelain
Dimensions of mortar: Diameter 23.5cm Height 12cm
Dimensions of pestle: Length 27cm Diameter 5.5cm
Condition: good, with some smudges and scuffs to the mortar, as shown in the images.