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Late 1800's Apothecary Mortar and Pestle

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Posted 6 years ago

packrat-pl…
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Last weekend I found this mortar and pestle at an estate sale. The price was so cheap I thought it was possibly a reproduction. I figured the price was less then the scrap value of brass, so I was ok either way. As you know, they reproduce brass items in India and Pakistan all the time, and even have the vintage patina look down to a science.
I took it to a friend if mine who runs estate sales and has an antique business. As it turns out, I did quite well. It is an authentic late 1800's apothecary mortar and pestle, weighing 8-1/2 pounds, is solid brass, and rings like a fine bell when tapped together. I really like the look of it, and it will look great displayed on my desk.
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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much toolate2 & officialfuel
  2. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
    Cool find
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much for the kind words BELLIN68 & Trey
    Thank you very much mrmajestic1, pickingupbones & l.a.lady
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much for the love toracat

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