S/2124 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Snuff Pestle and Mortar
A lovely small lignum vitae pestle and mortar for snuff, both made from heart and sap wood. The pestle, with a button top, has circular turnings for grinding snuff, which fits the mortar admirably. Both have a good colour and fine patination.
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) High
1½ in. (4 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1820