Cup (Tea bowl)

Object Number: 
1937.786
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on bottom: small pinwheel shapes
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") handleless cup with slightly flared rim and exterior mostly covered with sponged on red underglaze; there is also a hand-painted blue and red stylized flower with blue center and green leaves.
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