SNUFF MORTAR and PESTLE

This uncommon mortar and pestle was used for powdering snuff. This particular example is made from chestnut with a short cavity as snuff was powdered in small quantities. The pestle is also of chestnut with a snobby end. See Early American Wooden Ware p. 148 for a photo of a similar one (perhaps the exact one) for additional information. (HODE)
Dimensions: Mortar: 71/2"H, 23/4"Dia., Pestle: 63/4"H
List Price: $975
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