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Mortar and pestle

Object Number: 
1932.156ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Part (pestle): 1 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (3.2 x 7.3 x 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Colorless (probably lead) glass mortar with bulbous ends and pestle with hand-tooled pouring lip and slightly concave base.
Gallery Label: 
This mortar and pestle were used by the donor's family to granulate herbs for medicine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. R. Horace Gallatin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group