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Snuff bottle

Object Number: 
1938.340
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. ( 15.6 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Dark olive green nonlead glass snuff bottle blown in a three-part mold with nonexistent neck, rectangular body with flat chamfers, and pontil mark.
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: 
Gift of 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