Lantern

Object Number: 
1937.1516
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
with handle extended: 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 28.6 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Eight-sided green painted sheet iron lantern with a circular colorless glass lens mounted on each side; cylindrical top with almond-shaped ventilation holes and cylindrical base; wire handle joined to shoulders of octagon; removable candleholder(?) with circular base fits into hole in bottom.
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