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Churn

Object Number: 
1937.843
Date: 
1810-1860
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 36.8 x 19.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: beneath one handle: "O. S; CADWELL, & CO. / HARTFORD"; "2"
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled churn with impressed maker's mark and eagle and decorated with cobalt blue at handle junctures.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group