Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle at Gygi.com. The Emile Henry mortar & pestle is designed to extract the flavor and oils from spices such as fennel, cumin and cloves while offering the classic beauty of French styling. The mortar & pestle has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years as the tool of choice to crush spices and herbs. The Emile Henry mortar & pestle is designed to extract the flavor and oils from spices such as fennel, cumin and cloves while offering the classic beauty of French styling. The shape of the mortar, the bowl, is designed so cooks can comfortably press and crush spices in the kitchen or at the table. The bowl of the Emile Henry mortar is 5.5-inches in diameter giving plenty of room for grinding and crushing spices, herbs and garlic. The mortar is well-balanced and deep offering leverage and stability. The unglazed ceramic interior offers the friction needed to properly grind spices. Advantages of Emile Henry Ceradon ceramic bakeware and tableware Emile Henry's ceramic bakeware and tableware is made in Marcigny France since 1850 from high fired Burgundy clay. The natural clay is unsurpassed for conducting and retaining heat. Emile Henry's Ceradon® is an exclusive process to produce strong and durable ceramic bakeware and tableware for everyday use: Extremely hard glaze - resistant to scratching Thermal properties: keeps hot, keeps cold - use directly from freezer to oven to table (0DegreesF to 500DegreesF) Easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher Shock resistant - highly resistant to chipping Guaranteed for 10 years against any defects Made in France Features: Size: 5.5"