I have quite a few I realize now. The top one which I bought in Paris does not work at all. The plastic surface of the mortar does not have enough grip to actually crush things, well, not pepper anyway which is pretty much all I grind. The one to the left on the top row is Chinese and to me seems way too delicate. The one on the bottom right just plain didn’t work for peppercorns. It’s cute though, so like many things, I keep it around.
I’m using my new mortar with my old pestle. But I look wistfully at the old mortar from time to time and mentally ask its forgiveness.