Do you have a crush on mortar and pestles?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

These primitive grinders 
have been around
for a very, very long time.

The oldest ones known 
date back to 1550 BC
and have been found in Egypt.

How cool is that?

Some are heavy bronze....

Some are wooden .....

Some are carved stone or marble....

Some are cast iron.....

This one is porcelain. (Source)

There are some made of shiny brass.

As for me, I prefer the antique soapstone sets with partially wooden handles.

How about you?
Do you have any?

Stop by Blue Cardinal 
Antiques and Vintage
sometime soon. 

We always have a few
mortar and pestle sets!

1 comment:

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Alison! Thanks for posting those GREAT photos of mortars and pestle sets...I don't have any but now I know to be on the lookout for them...yours look so interesting.

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