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Early through mid-1850s heavy bronze Mortar and Pestle


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This is another great piece being offered, it is a heavy cast and turned bronze mortar and pestle dating from the early 19th century through mid-1800s. The diameter on the top is 4 ¼” and 3” diameter on the bottom. The overall height is 4 ½” and weights almost five pounds. It even has the faint file marks on it from final finishing.

This is not one of the often encountered later examples, or the common Chinese castings. This type would have been used by military surgeons through the Civil War. Most medicines of the time were in a bulk form and would have to be crushed and mixed, and these mortar and pestles would be a necessity.

The rare19th century bronze apothecary mortar & pestle retains its original patina and would make a nice addition to any quality medical grouping or will go well simply as a period decorative piece.

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$9.50 (Fixed shipping cost)