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Chalkware (pecking chickens)

Object Number: 
INV.7950
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: collector's label affixed to inner wall of plaster: "2491 / Am."
Description: 
Chalkware hen and rooster painted brown, red and yellow, standing beak to beak on a rectangular base.
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