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Cow creamer

Object Number: 
INV.581ab
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 14.3 x 18.4 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
collector's label: on underside of base: "1415/Eng"
Description: 
Molded earthenware creamer in the form of a cow, with opening in mouth and on top of back with looped tail and curling horns standing with a seated calf on a rectangular base with canted corners; sponged brown decoration and geometric motifs in yellow and blue under high gloss glaze.
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: 
Philip Suval, Inc., New York City, November 1930; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group