Mortar and pestle

Object Number: 
INV.6516ab
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Part (mortar): 5 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (14.6 x 13.7 cm) Part (pestle): 1 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (4.1 x 26.7 cm)
Marks: 
inscribed: in low relief: :BERENTEIN ASSINCK ANNO 1607"
Description: 
Bronze mortar; cylindrical lower half with heavy foot, molded foliate decoration, loop handles, and roughly formed shield with cross-hatch insignia; upper half slightly flaring, with molded bands and inscription; dumb-bell shaped pestle with knop at center.
Gallery Label: 
This mortar and pestle are possibly a copy of an older set or possibly Masonic.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group