Pastry jagger: carved handle

Object Number: 
1937.1747
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Whale bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshaw pastry jagger (pastry crimper) with crimped wheel and curved crimper at opposite end; curved sides and bands diagonal lines carved at end of handles.
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