Flower pot

Object Number: 
1937.1440
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 18.4 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on side: "MARISSEA [?] EDWARDS 1815/MB" incised: on rim: "AL/[illeg.] 22/1815" Nadelman collection sticker: "802 / Amer"
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware baluster-shaped flower pot with pierced base and flared, scalloped rim, above banded neck; sgraffito decoration of tree forms.
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