Pitcher

Object Number: 
1937.1426
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 21 x 18.4 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware pitcher with scalloped rim on short spout, handle in form of vine-entwined branch, ovoid body with eagle and flag motif in relief on sides; dark blue spattered decoration over a slip-covered ground under a transparent glaze.
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