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Snuff jar and cover

Object Number: 
1937.1548cd
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 in. ( 22.2 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper label affixed to side: "RAIL ROAD MILLS./NORTHERN & EASTERN/Maccoboy Snuff/WARRANTED GOOD/GEORGE W. HELME CO.,/Helmetta,/NEW JERSEY"; "FACTORY NO. 4, 5th DIST. OF N. J./NOTICE. - The Manufacturers of this Snuff have complied with all req
Description: 
Cylindrical gray stoneware snuff jar with circular cover; Bristol glaze; paper label with inscriptions affixed to exterior.
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