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Pipe bowl: flower design

Object Number: 
INV.8586
Date: 
1850-1925
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 7 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Red earthenware L-shaped pipe bowl with tall bowl decorated with polychrome flower; impressed maker's mark (illegible).
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group