This vintage aluminum mortar and pestle would be a decorative addition to any kitchen decor. Based on its large size, it was probably used in an apothecary when new for compounding drugs or grinding herbs.
The mortar is 5 inches tall, 6 inches across at top & 3.5 inches across on bottom. The pestle is 9 inches long. The set has a great primitive look with signs of use inside the mortar and on the pestle. There is some rust on the bottom as well as a few tiny chips along top edge,
- Vintage aluminum mortar and pestle set
- Oversized, so was possibly intended for use in an apothecary
- Wear associated with use gives it an interesting rustic look
- Circa 1940's
Good vintage condition. Discoloration and wear (detailed above) are consistent with age and use.
Measures: Mortar - 5" tall x 6" in diameter at top x 3.5" at base. Pestle - 9" long