Object ID 000320
Object Name Ceramic mortar with metal pestle
Object Desc Small white ceramic mortar with silver metal pestle. . Made by McNicol China in Clarksburg, W. VA. Opened in 1862.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000295a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords drug stores,mortar,McNicol China Co.,pharmacy,pestle,
Title Ceramic mortar with metal pestle
Description Small white ceramic mortar with silver metal pestle. Mortars and pestles were used to crush certain kinds of drugs in pharmacies. Sometimes referred to as "Apothecary Grinder"
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Mortar is 2 inches tall, 1.5 inches deep, and 4 inches wide across the opening of the bowl. The pestle is 4 inches long and the bulb is 1.5 inches wide
Place of Origin
Maker McNicol China
Maker Details Clarksburg, WVA. Opened in 1862.
Date FEB 19,2013
Summary Excellent Condition
Assessor Katherine Dickey
Notes Moderate discoloration on inside and outside of bowl. Brown spotting around rim of bowl. Black/dark grey marking on proper back side of mortar.
Date APR 3,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Second Floor Bathroom - automatic entry by admin