Fire engine lamp: eagle

Object Number: 
INV.8826
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
without swing: 19 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 48.3 x 21 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on tag: "Nadelman" etched: on red-stained glass panel: "EAGLE / 1"
Description: 
Swinging, six-sided mixed metal fire engine lamp; two-tiered chimney with eagle finial; five of six original oblong glass panels survive, two with blue stain, two with red stain, and two colorless glass, all with etched decoration; one red-stained panel with etched inscription, "EAGLE / 1"; molded metal decoration applied to corners of frame enclosing each panel; horseshoe-shaped iron swing with scrolled ends bolted to opposing corners of upper frame.
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