Stamp

Object Number: 
Z.1900
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to printing face: "2663 / Swiss"
Description: 
Circular stamp with turned wooden handle and strips of brass embedded in printing face forming the letters "H" and "A" separated by a cross with two horizontal bars; strip of brass encircles base of hande.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group