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Spatula

Object Number: 
Z.2878
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Copper, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. ( 1 x 11.7 x 29.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on spatula: "1768" hand written: paper adhesive label with red border: "FOLK/ART/1937"
Description: 
Flat U-shaped copper head pierced with four groups of four holes surrounding crudely engraved year inscription.
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