What is this 'mortar and pestle' called? What is it used for? And why does she have it? Oh, wait, she knows why she has it – she bought it at a garage sale several years ago for twenty-five cents from someone who also didn't know what it was, or was for, and hoped she could solve the great mystery. She couldn't.
As you can see, it's just a smidge over seven inches long, including pestle, and an inch wide. It's cute. But what is it? The inside is smooth, so it must be used for crushing rather than grinding?
It seems a labor intensive way to get cranberry juice, one berry at a time. With the spout, Rainy Day thinks it looks more like it's for liquid whatevers than dry whatevers. But, maybe it's for crushing dry stuff and then carefully pouring?