Alabaster Mortar & Pestle

The creamy patina on this old mortar and pestle set is part of what makes it so special. It’s a stunning culinary conversation piece - and seems to have been well-loved (and used often) before we came across it. The mortar, unimaginably heavy, thick, and in beautiful condition, is large enough to make a sizable batch of pesto, aioli, or harissa. The pestle is strong, without any cracking or splitting. It would be a shame for this pair to be relegated to a shelf as a decorative piece. It deserves a good home in a kitchen with a cook who reaches for it often.

The mortar is 5-inches tall and 8-inches in diameter.
The inner bowl measures 6-inches across.
The wood pestle is 9 1/2-inches long.