Tobacco jar with lid

Object Number: 
1938.335ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Stoneware, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14 x 13.3 x 11.7 cm )
Description: 
Molded stoneware tobacco jar with uneven brown glaze, oblong with rounded corners; scalloped rim with floral border; sea serpents, Venus, and cherubs depicted on sides; base has scalloped border; pewter cover with metal leaf and flower finial.
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