Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1937.766ab
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 10.5 cm ) saucer: 1 1/4 x 6 in. ( 3.2 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in green on saucer base: "V"
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") with splayed walls with sponged-on red and yellow stripe underglaze decoration and hand painted stylized red trumpet flower with green foliage on cup side and saucer center.
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