This is an antique treen  three part spice mortar grinder. It has been made from sycamore wood. The grinder handle has a metal plate on its base  and so does the inside base, so spices can be ground between the two plates and then drop down to be collected in the removable base.

Interestingly the lid has the initials V S on it.

It measures 18cm h x  7cm w.

Late 19th century. c1890/1900.

Antique Sycamore Spice Mortar Grinder