Tobaco Container w/lid

Object Number: 
1937.1550ab
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Cedar, sheet metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 12.1 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical wooden box with sheet metal bands holding bottom and cover in place; two paper labels with inscriptions affixed to back; one label is color printed with a scrolling sheet of paper amidst flowers, and the other is printed in black and white and only bears an inscription.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group