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Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1937.765ab
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (cup): 2 in. × 3 1/8 in. (5.1 × 7.9 cm) Overall (saucer): 1 in. × 4 5/8 in. (2.5 × 11.7 cm)
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") cup and saucer with splayed walls with sponged-on red underglaze decoration and stylized, hand painted blue and yellow tulip flower with green stem, leaves, on cup side and saucer center.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group