Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Toby pitcher

Object Number: 
1937.648
Date: 
1849-1852
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 in. ( 14.9 x 10.5 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Fentons / ENAMEL / PATENTED. / 1849 / BENNINGTON, Vt"
Description: 
Molded yellowware pitcher in form of head and torso of cloaked man holding a cup, his tricorn hat forming lid and spout; handle in form of molded bent leg with boot thumbpiece; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham).
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