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Made from Venetian style glass, this pestle and mortar looks like it has never been used. The pestle is used to pound and grind hard substances, spices and plants in the mortar for drug preparations. The set may have been owned by a pharmacist or apothecary or could have been made for decorative purposes. Pestles and mortars are usually made from materials such as marble or bronze.

Object number:

A127684

Related Themes and Topics

 

Glossary:

Glossary: pharmacy

The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.

Glossary: mortar

Cup-shaped vessel in which drugs or herbal mixtures are pounded with a pestle.

Glossary: pestle

An elongated piece of hard material usually made of stone. A pestle is used for grinding pigments, herbs, spices or other materials in a mortar.