Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
written: on adhesive collector's label on bottom of whistle: "1236 / Eng."
Salt-glazed stoneware whistle molded in the form of a bird; areas decorated with cobalt and purple underglaze; tail functions as mouthpiece with two holes and top of head has hole.
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, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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