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Vintage Large Haldenwanger Apothecary Mortar & Pestle W. Germany
This beautiful vintage 1980's apothecary - pharmaceutical Mortar & Pestle is in mint, unused condition. It is made of thick and heavy white stoneware, medical grade. Interior of the mortar is unglazed. Pestle grinding surface is also unglazed. Rounded sides and pouring lip.
Made by Haldenwanger of Berlin, West Germany.
Mortar measures 7 1/4" top diameter (without pouring lip) and sits 2 7/8" high. The pestle is 7" long and the rounded grinding end is 2 1/4" wide.
Mortar side is marked under glaze in green, "55---6a HALDENWANGER BERLIN". Underside is stamp marked, "MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY" Bottom marked with the number 6. Pestle is blue stamp marked on side, "WESTERN GERMANY" and on the end is marked 56---6a HALDENWANGER BERLIN". Both pieces have hallmark. Mint, unused condition.
A fine addition to your medical / pharmaceutical collection or the perfect gift for a recent medical or science field grad.
HISTORY: Haldenwanger is considered a world leader in the manufacturing of advanced ceramics.
The apothecary mortar and pestle was a tool of the trade and used to ground drugs and herbs for cures by the town doctor or local drug store pharmacist.
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