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S/4514 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Birch Mortar Grater

An early 19th century three piece birch mortar grater of traditional form, having a pestle with a mushroom handle, that has a perforated metal grinding plate with the middle section having a similar interior plate. The base is secured by a protruding lug and is hollowed out to receive the ground substance, often used by tobacconists for producing snuff. The whole has a good medium colour and patination.

6 in. (16.5 cm.) High
2 in. (7 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1820