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Milk can and lid

Object Number: 
1937.1361ab
Date: 
1800-1880
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 14 x 8 3/4 in. ( 44.4 x 35.6 x 22.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on brass disc: "10L" stamped: on handle: "CFB" stamped: on square: "FDA / AT"
Description: 
Cylindrical, 10-liter milk can; sheet brass sides, spout, lid, and handle; sheet iron base; lid, bail handle, and stamped square with clipped corners are probably later additions.
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