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Inkwell

Object Number: 
1937.1007b
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Olive amber bottle glass inkwell blown in three part mold (McKearin G. III-29); cylindrical, with band of diamonds with four smaller diamonds inside and band of vertical ribs below; ribbed band around top and hole in center; hollow pontil mark resulting from use of blowpipe.
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