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Pipe: gooseneck with initials "PS"

Object Number: 
INV.8386
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, sheet metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 7.9 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
carved: in low relief with cypher inside medallion: "SP [or SI ]" inscribed: in black ink inside cover: "924I [2?]/D02 [or Z]" typed: tag found inside bowl: "NADELMAN/Collection/1399"; "Hungary"
Description: 
J-shaped wooden pipe bowl carved with carved with elaborate scrolling foliate designs, banner, and inscribed oval medallion with crown on top; hinged sheet metal lid has ball finial with stylized square foliate surround and clasp; sheet metal cuff at stem end.
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