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Salt

Object Number: 
1937.943
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 x 1 7/8 in. ( 4.8 x 7.6 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Opaque blue, lead glass; pressed. Salt; trapezoidal form; lyre flanked by S-curves and stars on sides and spear design on ends, all on stippled ground; stylized wheat sheaf on base; four feet formed from S-curves (Neal LE1).
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 The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group