Urn and pedestal
Overall: 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. ( 31.1 x 24.4 cm )
Molded stoneware urn with flaring cylindrical walls and wide shoulder with acanthus leaf decoration; either side of body molded with figure of woman in classical dress with swath of fabric held up over her head and on other side vignette of figure holding book with dog nearby framed in foliate medallion; pierced at base, exterior in brown mottled glaze (Rockingham); indented base fits into footed base with acanthus leaf decoration.
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
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