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Object Number: 
ca. 1800
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 19.7 cm )
written: on adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of jar: "796 / Amer."
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar decorated on one side with an incised and cobalt-blue decorated eagle with shield belly, laurel leaf, and arrows in his talons, and an incised and painted leaf on reverse.
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group