Small Cast-iron Pestle & Mortar

R300.00 R195.00

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Small Cast-iron Pestle & Mortar

R300.00 R195.00

This cast-iron pestle and mortar isn’t really the type of kitchenalia that I normally go in for, but I know that these grinders are popular, and it’s not everyday that you see one in this style for sale. The bottom of the mortar is stamped with the name M Swain, and the number 2, presumably the maker’s mark and the size of the mortar (which is quite petite). I can’t really tell you anything about this set, other than the fact that it’s really old, like antique old! The cast-iron has a small chip on the base, which in itself is a hint at how old it is – this is a solid piece of metal, and one that I think would likely take years of abuse before it started to show any signs of real wear. Also if you google cast-iron pestle & mortar you’ll see that they’re quite often referred to as antiques – you’ll also see that for some of them you’d need to take a second bond on your house to be able to afford them! Luckily this little chap was reasonable, or rather relatively reasonable, which means that we can sell it on for a not so crazy price!

Dimensions: Mortar – 9cm tall x 11cm in diameter; Pestle – 13cm long

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