Tobacco jar and lid
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 18.4 x 14.3 cm )
inscribed: in low relief on shield: "A & C" or "C & A" inscribed: in low relief on both sides: "G. W. GAIL & AX/CHESAPEAKE/FINE CUT" printed: in black on bottom: triangular mark with "AVALON/FAIENCE/BALT" around "C F H H" (?) cipher
Molded cylindrical earthenware tobacco jar with slightly flaring rim; molded, low-relief of brick wall background all over; one one side, a shield with a man with a shovel and a man with a fish standing on either side of a shield with a spread eagle on top; on other side is a shield with a monogram; same inscriptions on both sides, around shields; side with the shield with two figures painted with brown, green, yellow, blue, and red enamel.
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.
Gift of Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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