English heavy bell medal lathe turned solid brass apothecary mortar and pestle. Measures 4.25 inches high, 5.25 inches across its top with a 6.5 inch pestle. Excellent original condition. C 1790. The English word mortar derives from classical Latin mortarium, meaning, among several other usages. For more information go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortar_and_pestle If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.