Footwarmer

Object Number: 
1937.1456
Date: 
1840-1845
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 11.7 x 26.4 x 21.9 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in circle on base: "AMERICAN/POTTERY, C/O/JERSEY CITY, N. J." written: on a adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of footwarmer: "1379 / Am."
Description: 
Molded yellowware footwarmer with wedge shape rectangular base and curved top with round opening in the center near upper edge; on each side, applied rectangular brackets with trompe l'oeil screws; clear glaze.
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