The mortar is made of heavy-weight porcelain, and measures 4-3/4 inches in diameter and is about 3-1/4 inches high. The mortar rises vertically from its base with no rounding inside or out, although it tapers slightly on the inside bottom. The bottom of the mortar is slightly concave, and carries the The mortar is in very good condition with no deep scratches, no cracks, and no unusual wear. The outside of the mortar is somewhat glossy, the inside has a matte finish that may have been its original factory polish, or may be due to its actual use.
This is a fine collectible for anyone in the medical or pharmaceutical field… and it would certainly do well in the kitchen for anyone who enjoys crushing their own herbs.