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Foot bath

Object Number: 
1937.667
Date: 
1849-1858
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
overall: 7 5/8 x 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.
Marks: 
impressed: on base in oval: "Lyman Fenton & Co./Fentons/ENAMEL/PATENTED./1849/BENNINGTON Vt."; "U"
Description: 
Molded yellowware foot bath, ovoid basin with fourteen fluted sides, footed with two angular handles with gadrooned termini; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham) with additional streaks of blue/green.
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