Vase: silvered

Object Number: 
INV.595
Date: 
1853-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 14.6 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on tag; "Amer." written: on tag; illegible
Description: 
Silvered (mercury glass) mold-blown glass cream jug; flared rim, narrow neck, terraced shoulders, tapered cylindrical body with ribbed bottom on short stem on pedestal base; remnants of painted decoration on side (possibly floral spray); corked hole in bottom.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group