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Tobacco jar

Object Number: 
1938.375
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 6 3/4 in. ( 22.9 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
typed: paper label: "RAILROAD MILLS,/SWEET/SCOTCH SNUFF/WARRANTED/GOOD./GEORGE W. HELME CO./HELMETTA,/NEW JERSEY" and "FACTORY 4, 5TH DIST. N.J./ THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS TOBACCO HAS COMPLIED WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW. EVERY PERSON IS CAUTIONED, U
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware jar; half- dipped dark brown upper and white lower; paper retailer's label affixed to belly.
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: 
Gift of 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