Snuff jar

Object Number: 
1937.1543
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Stoneware, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on bottom: "4" and a diamond shape
Description: 
Cylindrical stoneware jar with shoulders and narrow opening; sprig-molded grape vines around shoulder and base and three identical sprig-molded busts of a figure taking snuff around body; cover composed of three pewter segments: threaded neck attached to ceramic jar, interior lid with knop and quarter-inch walls, and threaded cover, slightly cone-shaped, with incised beads.
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