A fabulous French mortar and pestle from the eighteenth century. Most likely used in a pharmacy. It has a wonderful chime sound as it is made from bell metal (a special bronze that resonates beautifully when struck).
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Mortar measures 6¼" high x 7" diameter, pestle is 11" long
Mortar measures 16cm high x 18cm diameter, pestle is 28cm long