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Late 18 th – Early 19 th Century
Size : 5 cm high , 12 cm dia. – 2 ins high , 4¾ ins dia.
17 cm long , 6¾ ins long ( pestle )
The renaissance miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard described the materials used in the late 16 th century and early 17 th century '….. the goume to be 'Goume Aarabeeke' of the whitest and briclest broken into whit pouder , on a faire and cleare grinding stone , and whit sugar candy in like sort to be kept dry in boxes of ivory , the grinding stone of fine cristall , serpentine , jasper or hard porfory …..'
|Height||5.00 cm||(1.97 inches)|
|Width||12.00 cm||(4.72 inches)|