Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1937.763ab
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 3/4 x 4 in. ( 7 x 10.2 cm ) saucer: 1 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on bottom of saucer: small round pinwheel shape
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") handleless cup and saucer; the cup's exterior is entirely covered with blue sponged-on underglaze and has a single red rose with black stem and green leaves painted on the inside of the bottom; the saucer has the same rose painted at its center and has blue underglaze sponged around the brim.
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