SOLD ITEM 7894 - 17th or 18th century Spanish brass mortar and pestle

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17th to 18th century Spanish brass mortar and pestle. Measures 3.5 inches high and 4 inches wide. All original. To see a similar example go to Sotheby's European Works of Art, Arms and Armour, Furniture and Tapestries catalogue New York January 12, and 13 th 1991 item 234. As early as the 15th century mortars and pestles were used by Ancient Apothecaries to grind herbs to be made into medicines. Pronounced mortero majadero in Spanish. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service, ... as well as an online price guide at
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