Printing block

Object Number: 
Z.1891
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 2 in. ( 35.9 x 23.5 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2066 / Swiss" carved: on reverse: "34"
Description: 
Rectangular laminated wooden printing block with stylized floral pattern carved in relief; metal spikes used for some outlining and details; two deep, rectangular indentations in reverse to facilitate gripping by hand.
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