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Lampshade

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 22.5 x 13 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass lampshade; tulip-shaped with metal-clad base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1936.790a
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this shade belongs to a lamp that came from "Hokanum," the Connecticut estate of Morris Ketchum (1796-1880).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
1331
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature sugar bowl with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass miniature sugar bowl with heart-shaped medallion on either side and two ear-shaped handles; matching cover with hexagonal finial.
Object Number: 
INV.9883ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
1330
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kerosene lamps

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Brass, glass, marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of tall lamps, one red, one green, with three-tiered marble bases with gilded brass borders with eggs and scrolls; red (b) or green (a) cut glass elongated bodies separated from globe shaped kerosene reservoir by brass neck; bell-shaped base of burner at top; lamps elctrified at later date; have detachable stems with three sockets for bulbs.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.543a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1329
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Footed salt

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 in. ( 8.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Cobalt blue glass footed salt with sides of bowl sloping outward toward bottom, horizontal ribs formed by tooling, applied heavy foot, and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1951.361
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
1309
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chamber pot

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. ( 11.7 x 16.5 x 14.9 cm )
Description: 
Olive green blown lead glass chamber pot with globular body, slight shoulder, flaring rim, and single applied strap handle; push-up and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.997
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
1308
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass bowl with hexagonal rim, stippled sides with lunette scrolls and leaves, and six-pointed star surrounded by six diamonds and pairs of scrolls at center.
Object Number: 
INV.3746
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
1301
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hat

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 7 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Brown blown glass (off-hand ware) hat with pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.489
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1298
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hat: clear

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 5.1 x 11.4 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass hat in the shape of a fedora.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.542
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
1297
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hat

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 10.5 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Green blown glass (off-hand ware) hat with pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.483
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1295
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hat

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Black blown glass (off-hand ware) hat with molded crown and pontil mark on base.
Object Number: 
INV.3747
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1223
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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