Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 13 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white decoration; buff-colored body with white glaze; biblical scene of Jonah being spit up by the whale (Jonah ch. 2 v. 10); ox-head corner motifs; tile has been broken and reglued and infilled.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.735
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
25841
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 13.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with buff-colored body and brown marbled suface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of S. Alofsen, 1864
Object Number: 
INV.8792d
Marks: 
painted: on reverse; "Pre[sented] by/ S. Alofsen/ Dec 1864"
Gallery Label: 
The early date at which this tile entered the N-YHS collection suggests that it may have been from a New York house.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
25562
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Square, earthenware tile with opaque green, yellow, and red glazes. The style of this tile reflects the Arts and Crafts and the pre-Raphaelite movements, popular in America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the center of the tile, the raised head of a medieval king is superimposed over a red cross. The king wears a crown with a fleur de lis on top. The king's head faces right, and there is a spear on either side of the head, also superimposed over the cross. Shallow impressed lines in the green background of the tile give the impression of light emanating from the center of the tile. Above the decoration is the impressed word "EXPOSITION", with the words "ST. LOUIS 1904" below. The back of the tile has an impressed rectangular area with the raised words, "THE/ HARTFORD FAIENCE CO./ HARTFORD, CONN." Original square cardboard box with inscription; "ST. LOUIS TILE/ MOST ARTISTIC SOUVENIER/ AT THE FAIR/ MADE BY/ THE HARTFORD FAIENCE CO./ HARTFORD, CONN."
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number: 
1949.17
Marks: 
in relief: on tile; "EXPOSITION / ST. LOUIS 1904" stamped: on reverse; "THE / HARTFORD FAIENCE CO. / HARTFORD, CONN." printed: on box; "ST. LOUIS TILE / MOST ARTISTIC SOUVENIR / AT THE FAIR / MADE BY / THE HARTFORD FAIENCE CO./ HARTFORD, CONN."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1904
eMuseum Object ID: 
25435
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with purple, blue, and white painted decoration; buff-colored body with pin-holes at upper left and lower right; octagonal frame containing blue-and-white scene of a shepherd in a landscape, on spattered purple ground with three-petal flower corner motifs; upper right corner broken off.
Credit Line: 
Gift of S. Alofsen, 1864
Object Number: 
INV.8792a
Marks: 
written: on reverse, ""Presented by/ S. Alofsen/ Dec 1864"
Gallery Label: 
The early date at which this tile entered the NYHS collection suggests that it may have been from a NY house.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
24539
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plaque

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 11 1/2 x 1 in. ( 22.9 x 29.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Green glazed earthenware rectangular plaque with molded border and relief image of a cow being pulled by the horns and the tail by two men while a robbed and wigged lawyer milks the cow, beneath the inscription, "the Lawsuit;" two ceramic hooks on the reverse for a wire hanger.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John B. Morris
Object Number: 
1955.45
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse; "THE LAWSUIT" written: tag on reverse; "SPECIMEN OF OLD WHIELDON SCHOOL PERIOD 1780 ANTIQUE DEPT. WmH. Plummer & Co Ltd 7-9 E. 35th St. New York City." written: tag on reverse; "2842 J.B. Morris Jr."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
4288
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tea bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1780-1820
Medium: 
porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 in. × 3 5/8 in. (5.1 × 9.2 cm)
Description: 
Porcelain tea bowl, Nanking pattern with hand-painted blue underglaze decoration; spear and post border with gilding inside rims and gilding on rim edges; island motif (willow design) on exterior of cup at center of saucer.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Charles A. Kip
Object Number: 
1941.321a
Gallery Label: 

According to the donor, this tea bowl and saucer were used by John André, British officer convicted as a spy and executed September 30, 1780; however, the style and the quality of the porcelain suggest a later date.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
2578
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Slopbowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Child's porcelain tea set composed of fifteen pieces: including a waste bowl; the set is decorated with blue underglaze stripes bordered by copper luster with brown enamel herringbone strips between.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Object Number: 
1935.5
Marks: 
painted: in red on bottom of many pieces: "93"
Gallery Label: 
This set was presented to Mrs. Irving McKesson (Mary Henderson-1850-1911), when she was a child by her mother's cousin Mary Merritt, wife of John P. Haines and daughter of Julia Douglas Merritt of Irvington on the Hudson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
2276
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1725-1775
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 13 x 13 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white painted decoration; buff-colored body; circular rondel containing image of the disobedient prophet on a horse being atacked by a lion (I Kings ch. 13 v. 24); ox-head corner motifs; upper right corner broken off.
Credit Line: 
Gift of S. and A.C. Loveland
Object Number: 
INV.8794b
Marks: 
written: reverse of tile; "From/ S. + A.C./ Loveland/ from parlor +/ kitchen LI/ House/ this kitch?"
Gallery Label: 
According to an inscription on the reverse, this tile is from the parlor or kitchen of a house on Long Island.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
1510
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 17.1 cm )
Description: 
Molded octagonal plate with border decoration of flowers in low relief; some of the flowers are painted in pink luster, as is the rim; central black transfer-printed view of a man standing in a store window, and a street scene on the left.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.13535
Marks: 
printed: in black around central view: "KEEP THY SHOP AND THY SHOP WILL KEEP THE / FRANKLIN'S PROVERBS" inscribed: in transfer-printed view: "GOODFELLOW / GROLIER & c"; "NE DONOTHIN[G]"; "TO LET" written: on adhesive collector's label attached to bottom
Gallery Label: 
Benjamin Franklin represents America's prototypical self-made man, rising from humble tradesman to revolutionary thinker and world leader through a combination of hard work and thrift. In his Poor Richard's Almanack, published serially between 1732 and 1757, Franklin printed a steady offering of aphorisms and proverbs counseling industry and frugality, which captured the attention of a society bent on self-improvement. Beginning in the 1830s, Franklin's sayings were frequently printed, and imaginatively illustrated, on plates and mugs presented to children as a reward for good behavior and achievement.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
31292
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Roach trap

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 5 in. ( 8.6 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Beehive-shaped redware cockroach trap with small hole in side near foot and top shaped like an inverted cone with a hole at center; sides unglazed with reeding from top to bottom; top (inverted cone) smooth and covered with clear glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1729
Gallery Label: 
Cockroaches were as much of a nuisance in the nineteenth century as they are today. This ceramic "roach motel" was an inventive solution to the pest problem. The hole near the bottom edge of the hollow trap was corked, then a bait of sweet, sticky molasses was poured into the hole on top. Insects lured by the scent would climb the unglazed, ribbed outside wall to the funnel-shaped well, which was glazed and therefore slippery; then they would slide down into the hole and end up trapped inside.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
7247
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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