NICE MORTAR AND PESTLE, OZARK MT, ARKANSAS
PICTURE YOURSELF USING THIS ITEM IN YOUR KITCHEN JUST LIKE THEY USED TO IN THE OLD DAYS. THIS IS A MORTAR AND PESTLE THAT I HAVE HAD FOR SOME TIME. I BOUGHT IT MANY YEARS AGO DURING MY TRAVEL THROUGH THE OZARK MOUNTAINS OF ARKANSAS. MORTAR AND PASTELS HAVE BEEN USED SINCE EARLY MAN. MOST WERE MADE FROM LOCAL ROCKS. DRUG STORES, GROCERY STORES , DENTIST AND MANY OTHER KINDS OF STORES AND MEDICAL DOCTORS HAVE USED A MORTAR AND PESTLE FOR YEARS. EARLY ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS HAVE HAD MORTARS AND PASTELS. THE MORTAR AND PESTLE WAS USED BY NATIVE AMERICAN AS FAR BACK AS HISTORY GOES, SOME BEING QUITE LARGE AND OTHERS SMALL. BOTH OF THESE PIECES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THEY DO SHOW THEY HAVE BEEN USED BUT DOES NOT HAVE MUCH WARE TO THEM. THE MORTAR IS QUITE LARGE 9 INCHES ACROSS WITH SPOUT AND IS 5 INCHES TALL AND HAS A MATTE FINISH ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. THE COLOR IS A CROCK COLOR ON THE OUTSIDE WITH A DARKER RUST COLOR INSIDE.THE PESTLE IS MADE OF SOLID WOOD,APPEARS TO BE OAK. IT IS A LITTLE OVER 10 INCHES LONG. THE HAND HOLD IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND HAS A BUTTON TOP. THIS IS A GREAT ITEM AND WOULD FIT IN VERY NICE WITH YOUR OTHER ANTIQUES. I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE STILL USE THE MORTAR AND PESTLE, ESPECIALLY IN UNDER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.
A mortar and pestle are two tools used with each other to grind and mix substances. The mortar is a bowl-like vessel used to contain a substance. Mortars have smooth, rounded bottoms and wide mouths. The pestle is the pounding and grinding instrument. The mortar and the head of the pestle are usually made of porcelain, while the handle of the pestle is made of wood.
Mortar and pestles were traditionally used in Pharmacy. Historically Pharmacy is the profession of dispensing medication. More recently, the term has come to include other functions related to patient care (clinical functions), some of which are now mandated by federal or state law. These include monitoring drug orders for appropriateness, for adverse drug interactions and following the course of therapy to insure positive outcomes. Pharmacy
Used to crush various ingredients prior to preparing an extemporaneous prescription. A medical prescription (Rx) is a written order by a medical doctor to a pharmacist for a treatment to be provided to the doctor's patient.
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