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Cream pitcher

Object Number: 
1937.659ab
Date: 
ca. 1850-1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 19 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware creamer in the form of a cow with opening in mouth and on top of back that has cover with leaf finial; with looped tail and horns standing on rectangular base with grasses in relief; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham) with green flecks.
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