Mortar or vase

Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Part (mortar): 12 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (31.8 x 52.7 cm) Part (pestle): 8 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (20.6 x 38.4 cm)
Description: 
Carved waisted cylinder shaped wood mortar and a carved cup on base shaped wood pestle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.246
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: 
11569
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Utensil holder/ salt box

Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 5 x 5 1/4 in. ( 23.8 x 12.7 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Hanging salt box; rounded back with pierced hole for hanging; semi-circular front carved with central stylized tulip and stylized flowers on either side; holes on sides to house pintle for top (missing); remnants of red and black paint.
Object Number: 
INV.753
Marks: 
carved: on back: "PFB" inscribed: on back: "1865" label (partial): on front: "43[..]/L[..]"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
11511
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mortar and pestle

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, mortar): 8 in. × 6 1/2 in. (20.3 × 16.5 cm) Overall (b, pestle): 11 3/4 in. × 2 1/2 in. (29.8 × 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Baluster-shaped turned wood or treenware mortar with molded foot; turned burl pestle with cylindrical shaft and baluster shaped handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Major Lester D. Gardner
Object Number: 
1948.35ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11422
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffee mill

Medium: 
Iron, wood, sheet metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 × 6 1/4 × 9 in. (17.8 × 15.9 × 22.9 cm)
Description: 
Coffee mill made of metal hopper with handle affixed to wooden board. Hopper has metal plaque and has a lid (missing).
Object Number: 
1951.479
Marks: 
inscriptions: plate on front: "Wilson's Improved / Patent / Coffee-Mill"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
11414
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wall rack

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 21.9 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Carved wooden rack with cut out circle at top, cyma-shaped shoulders and straight-sided lower section; half-round receptacle at bottom.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1602
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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11370
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hay fork

Medium: 
wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 78 x 15 1/2 in. ( 198.1 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 

Hay fork with a long handle and three separated, pointed tines (also called prongs).

Object Number: 
1938.283
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
11196
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mortar

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 × 6 1/2 in. (13.3 × 16.5 cm)
Description: 
Baluster-shaped turned wood or treenware mortar with molded rim and foot; lines incised into foot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. F. Huntington Babcock
Object Number: 
1960.86b
Gallery Label: 
According to donor, mortar and pestle (1960.86a) belonged to donor's family.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cookie board

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 × 13 × 5 in. (2.5 × 33 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cookie board carved with twenty-four images, including people, animals, fruit, silver tableware, a fleur-de-lis, and a windwill.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1029
Inscriptions: 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "2216 / Fr."
Gallery Label: 
Popular for holidays and other celebrations, these small picture molds were used to shape gingerbread or colored sugar dough into the shape of good-luck charms, costume pictures, love allegories, or objects of everyday life. These tiny, extremely detailed cookies were called "Devisen" - which means "currency" or "exchange" - and the pastries were typically given out to children as prizes at parties. This mold corresponds to the style of those that appear in early nineteenth-century Switzerland. 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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11131
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 in. (8.9 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Treenware butter mold composed of a turned plunger handle attaches to a circular base and pierces a dome-shaped cover; the underside of the base is carved with leaves and flowers.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1037
Inscriptions: 
written: affixed to side of mold: "314 / Amer"
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: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
11078
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cake board

Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 × 3/4 × 11 in. (27.9 × 1.9 × 27.9 cm)
Description: 
Square wooden cake board with elaborately carved man waving his hat on horseback surrounded by flowers surrounded by a circular floral frame; metal wall-hanging hook attached to one side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1009
Inscriptions: 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "1020 / Amer."
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: 
11076
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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