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Salt

Object Number: 
1937.942
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: on bottom: "JERSEY/GLASS CO./Nr. N. YORK"
Description: 
Light green pressed lead glass salt; rectangular with columns and ball feet at corners; paneled sides outlined with rope molding enclosing a basket of fruit and flowers on the sides and a rose on the ends; mark on the bottom (Neal, JY2).
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