Mortar and Pestle


Blown and molded glass mortar and pestle. The mushroom-shaped handles were blown and applied at the waist. The base of the mortar has three graduated disks of glass, the widest disk is at the bottom. The mouth of the mortar is flared and has four horizontal ribs.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0083.01Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-056361991.0664.0083.011991.0664.0083.02Collector/Donor Number: SAP 348

Object Name: mortar and pestlemortarOther Terms: mortar and pestle; mortar; MANUFACTURING & DISPENSING EQUIP.

Physical Description: glass (overall material)blown and molded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 12.8 cm x 12 cm x 10.8 cm; 5 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 1/4 inoverall: 5 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 12.3825 cm x 10.795 cm


Record Id: nmah_994047

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