Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle

  • Place of origin:

    Taunton (made)

  • Date:

    1682 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ash, cherry and iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mortar in turned ash, painted in black, yellow and red with a band of semi-circular and inverted arched. The side of the vessel is dated 1682, and the bottom is lined with iron. The pestle is made of cherry wood and is tipped with iron.

Place of Origin

Taunton (made)


1682 (made)


Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Ash, cherry and iron


Height: 6 in Mortar, Diameter: 5.5 in Mortar, Length: 11 in Pestle

Descriptive line

Mortar and pestle in turned ash, painted in black, yellow and red, and dated on the side. English, Somerset, 1682.


Ash; Cherry; Iron


Turning; Lining


Tools & Equipment; Household objects


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.