mortar and pestle - Bronze

mortar and pestle - Bronze
Netherlands - Early 20th century

A mortar or pestle is a cup with pestle that is used for grinding and blending. It is made from hard material (stone, bronze, copper, earthenware or crystal) and sometimes has a polished interior. In the kitchen the mortar is mainly used to fine grind herbs, for further use in sauces, soups, and marinades or to make an electuary.

This mortar still has the original pestle. It is estimated that it is from the early 20th century. Height is 10 cm and with a diameter of 8 cm.

Lot details
mortar and pestle
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
10×8×8 cm
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