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S/5758 Antique Treen Mid 19th Century Swedish Birch Mortar Grater

An mid 19th century three piece birch mortar grater of traditional form, with red painted line decoration and 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, grain and patination.

6 in. (16.5 cm.) High
2 in. (6 cm.) Diameter Swedish Circa 1860