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S/5275 Antique Treen Late Victorian Boxwood Apothecary's Pestle

A well turned solid boxwood apothecary's pestle of mushroom form, having a top with ring turned decoration. These were usually used in a boxwood circular mortar for grinding medicinal powders etc. The whole has an excellent pale colour, grain and retains a patination.

Sold 3 in. (8.5 cm.) High
3 in. (7.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1900