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Plate: chinese figure

Object Number: 
INV.9985
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
typed: affixed to reverse: paper label "701/Eng" ('Eng' inscribed over 'Amer')
Description: 
Pearlware plate with molded brim and serpentine rim; brim has spots of green and blue enamel; at center, black transfer printed image of a Chinese youth with two caged birds and a parrot; image is colored with yellow, green, blue, and violet overglaze enamel.
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: 
Probably 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