Chalkware (mantel ornament: a spray of fruit and leaves)
Plaster of Paris, paint, textile
Overall: 14 x 10 x 4 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 25.4 x 11.4 cm )
written: in graphite, on inner wall of base: "[illeg]/Amer"
Chalkware mantel ornament in the form of a spray of fruit and leaves mounted on a square base; painted brown, yellow, red, and black. Repairs.
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.