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early 19th century vintage medical american bronze metal mortar with finely turned pestle - fabricator unknown

UR #: UR-10743-11
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original early 20th century drugstore or druggists flared edge solid bronze mortar with original finely turned yellow brass pestle. the tapered pestle is fashioned with a typical blunt end turned and polished interior. nicely aged surface patina. mortars and pestles...   read more

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$395.00

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original early 20th century drugstore or druggists flared edge solid bronze mortar with original finely turned yellow brass pestle. the tapered pestle is fashioned with a typical blunt end turned and polished interior. nicely aged surface patina. mortars and pestles were traditionally used in pharmacies to crush various ingredients prior to preparing an extemporaneous prescription. the mortar and pestle, along with the rod of asclepius, the green cross, and others, is one of the most pervasive symbols of pharmacology due to its classical use in medicine. the metal mortar and pestle fell out of use beginning in the early 20th century, due to the excessive weight and difficulties involving rust and corrosion prevention from everyday cleaning.

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