What immediately stands out with this mortar and pestle is the patina. The rich brown hue is just fabulous. Both the mortar and pestle have clean, simple lines with the mortar having a band with a small pattern and lines along the rest of the body. The pestle also has a few ring lines. No other decoration. The condition is excellent: there is a bit of discoloration on the pestle from use and some small discolorations on the inside of the mortar as well. These are consistent with its age, which is around the turn of the twentieth century. It is quite heavy, 2 ½ lbs.
Measurements are: diameter at the top is 4 ½", height is 4", pestle is 7" long. It has a 5 on the bottom.
Beautiful antique bronze mortar and pestle, great patina