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Cruet

Object Number: 
1937.1017ab
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 15.6 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Blue lead glass cruet or cologne bottle blown in a mold of three vertical sections and a base plate (McKearin GI-7 Type 3 and Rayed Type VI-A) with a tapered cylindrical neck with a flared lip, barrel-shaped body with sloping shoulders molded with bulbous rings at midpoint of neck and at shoulders and 39 vertical ribs, molded radiating ribs on flat base with pontil mark, solid stopper.
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