Similar items over time

Mortar - Ceramic, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850494

Ceramic mortar, circa 1920, used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Possibly Wedgewood
Very large mortar of white clay (china). Very thick-sided, hemispherical bowl on flat, round edged base 1.5cm thick. Lip is hollowed into wall of bowl from inside, only minutely bowing out on outside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 22.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: 7/WARRANTED/ACID PROOF imprinted on base
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No