F240 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 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. - Wonderful size and proportions with great paint!