Pitcher

Object Number: 
1937.853
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. ( 30.5 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on neck: "1 1/2"
Description: 
Salt-glaze stoneware pitcher with ovoid body and tall neck; strap handle and pouring spout; neck with two incised lines around center and capacity mark stamped below spout; decorated with large tulips painted in cobalt oxide.
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