Inkwell

Object Number: 
1937.566
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware inkwell with straight sides and rounded top, pierced once on top near low-rimmed central opening; three iron brown splotches under a lead glaze that extends to base.
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