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Hand-held bull's-eye lantern

Object Number: 
1937.1504
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Tin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. ( 27.9 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Hand-held bull's-eye lantern with narrow cylindrical handle that holds a cylindrical light chamber with bull's eye glass door with a chimney above and clip on back.
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