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Inkwell

Object Number: 
1937.564
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Wood, glass, cork
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to underside of base: "Manufactured / BY / S. SILL[IMAN] & CO. / CHESTER, / CONN."
Description: 
Inkwell with small glass well with cork stopper set into center of the top of a cylindrical wooden base with ogee profile; three holes for pens in top.
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