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Pestle and mortar


A late seventeenth or early eighteenth-century copper-alloy pestle and mortar; two bands of decoration on mortar, one floral around centre, one geometric around rim; centre band has plaque with lettering SS EBOR; pestle has knob top with central leaning ring; lower decorative band very worn, chip in rim - possibly made during manufacture; some interior dents.

  • Measurements

  • Length

    230 mm (pestle)

  • Height

    112.5 mm (mortar)

  • Diameter

    145 mm (mouth)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    SS EBOR,

  • Place made

    United Kingdom - England - Yorkshire - York

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust