Missouri Plain Folkmoplainfolk@gmail.com 573-620-5500Easily dating to the mid 19th century, this mortar and pestle from Maine is offered in original red paint. The mortar is 7" tall. The pestle, which is guaranteed to be original to the mortar, stands 5 1/2" above the lip of the mortar bringing the overall height to 12 1/2" as shown. This is an early piece and as such has developed an age crack in the bottom as shown in the image. This is old and tight and cannot be seen when displayed. Mortar and pestles such as this were as common in the early kitchen as today's food processor. It seems homemakers enjoyed colored 'appliances' just like us!
Maine Mortar and Pestle