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See more ideas about Mortar and pestle, Antiques and Primitive antiques. Mortar and pestle are implements used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen, laboratory, and pharmacy. Brass was once a ubiquitous metal that supplied tools, decorations, and cookware for homes around the world.
Physicians like Dr. James Carmichael, who practiced medicine in Virginia in the s, often made concoctions and dispensed drugs without the benefit of a pharmacy. A mortar and pestle was an early mashing tool used for apothecary applications and herbs. Examples like this one can help you to date a mortar and pestle.
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Mortar and pestle are implements used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchenlaboratoryand pharmacy. The substance to be ground, which may be wet or dry, is placed in the mortar, where the pestle is pressed and rotated onto it until the desired texture is achieved. Scientists have found ancient mortars and pestles in Southwest Asia that date back to approximately BC.
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November 22 - 28, Issue Vintage Brass Mortar and Pestle. This pure brass mortar and pestle weighs at least 4 kilos and has a lovely gold tinge when polished properly.