Overall: 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 in. ( 14.9 x 10.5 x 12.7 cm )
impressed: on base: "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Fentons / ENAMEL / PATENTED. / 1849 / BENNINGTON, Vt"
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).
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.