D215 19th Century Mortar and Pestle in Beautiful blue Paint This a very solid wood mortar and pestle dating from the mid 1800's. The mortar is in great condition. The paint is old, dry early indigo blue paint with darkening around the top where it was handled frequently. It has a nice deep extended base . The pestle has a pronounced knob at the tip and an incised line at the top of the masher. The mortar is 12" tall, with pestle 5 " diameter. - the pestle has a minor surface crack on one side which is quite shallow. Wonderful size and proportions with great paint!