Pharmacy Mortar and Pestle White with Gold Plate triming. Very Nice !!!!
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White with Gold Plateing as can be seen with pictures. No chips or cracks Mortar is 7 inches high an dpestal is 8 inches high. Mortar is 14 inches in diameter around the largest section.. 5 1/2 inches across the top for width. Very Nice piece with Mortar and Pestle information and history from Wikipedia.Mortar and pestle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mortar and Pestles
A simple kitchen mortar and pestle Other namesMortar Grinding machine Uses Grinding
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A mortar and pestle is a tool used to crush, grind, and mix solid substances ( trituration ). The pestle is a heavy bat-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed with the pestle. Sometimes referred to as an "Apothecary Grinder" by individuals unfamiliar with its use, the proper historical name is "mortar and pestle".Etymology A traditional mortar
The English word mortar derives from classical Latin mortarium , meaning, among several other usages, "receptacle for pounding" and "product of grinding or pounding". The classical Latin pistillum , meaning "pounder", led to English pestle . The Roman poet Juvenal applied both mortarium and pistillum to... read more