Tobacco jar with cover
Overall: 7 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 19.7 x 19.4 cm )
Molded yellowware fluted, cylindrical jar with molded circular foot and rim, flange handles in shape of looped ribbon, and a fluted and domed cover with scalloped edge and leaves in relief encircling faceted finial; dark brown mottled glaze (Rockingham) over smear glazed ground.
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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