Vintage mortar and pestle, made in Italy of turned wood. The pestle appears to be the wrong scale for the mortar (the bowl piece), and it is cracked in a couple of places. Also very discolored, but the 2 pieces would still work together to do the original job of grinding and mashing.
The mortar (or receptacle for holding the material to be mashed) is in nice condition. Very definitely has been used. Natural knots in the wood are visible on the side. The base has light cracking, probably from age, or dryness, or it could have been dropped.
Marked on bottom as "made in Italy."
4-1/8"T x 3.25"W (mortar) 5.5"L (pestle)
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