Large Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar


(6 customer reviews)

Designed to last a lifetime, the iconic John Julian Large Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar is loved by chefs and cooks alike, including Nigel Slater.

The shallow mortar has a larger surface area than traditional mortars for optimal spice grinding and paste making. The ball pestle is designed so that it fits easily into the palm of the hand when using a gentle rocking motion.

Porcelain is incredibly durable, hard-wearing and surprisingly heavy making it an ideal material for a Pestle and Mortar.
They are easily cleaned in soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge.

  • Both Mortar and Pestle are hand thrown individually
  • Mortar: Approximately 23cm wide x 4cm high
  • Pestle: 12cm high


More Details
As each piece is made by hand there will sometimes be some slight variation in colour and size, but we see this as part of their individual character and charm. To find out more about how the John Julian Large Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar came to be, read our Journal here >

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Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Large Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar

  1. Michele P.

    After longingly covering Nigel Slater’s pestle & mortar, it’s arrived! It is a beautifully designed, incredibly tactile and absolutely gorgeous piece of kitchen equipment that will be a pleasure for many years to come.

  2. Paula R

    My ball handled mortar and pestle has just arrived. Is absolutely gorgeous to look at and a joy to use. A perfect example of form and function.

  3. Sam A

    Arrived safe & sound and is absolutely beautiful! It’s a work of art.

  4. W.Tuck

    Just to let you know, the mortar & pestle arrived yesterday. They are absolutely fabulous — almost too beautiful to use. But use them we will! Congratulations to all the John Julian team for such a superb and eloquent design — and for the outstanding customer service.

  5. Teresa

    Just arrived really lovely very excited Thank you 5 stars

  6. Teresa Mcquillan

    Ordered one for myself and my daughter in law we are most impressed they are a thing of beauty to good to use Thank you

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