Recent Finds: 16th Century Mortar and Pestle
Not something to drop on your foot! Cast bronze with six repeating designs; North Wind flanked by 6 star shapes; each design separated projecting cockscombs. The pestle is period and brass; possibly a marriage of necessity.
Bottom has considerable wear and there is a hairline on the lip.
European. c. 1560
Cast Bronze 5 1/2 in. dia. 3 3/4 in tall...pestle 8 1/2 inches $335