Silver, ivory (possibly horn)
Overall: 5 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 14.3 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
struck: along lip of the bowl: "J" in a shield and a fortress over "18" in an oval
Carved ivory pipe with an image of a king and his men on horseback (five figures) with a tree, smaller figures and a castle in the background; base carved with an all over scroll and leaf pattern with a skull, snake and tombstone near the mouthpiece; air tube carved out of the center; mouthpiece decorated with a scalloped silver ring; bowl capped with a crown shaped cover; hinged to allow one to pack the bowl with tobacco.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.