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Mortar or vase

Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Part (mortar): 12 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (31.8 x 52.7 cm) Part (pestle): 8 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (20.6 x 38.4 cm)
Description: 
Carved waisted cylinder shaped wood mortar and a carved cup on base shaped wood pestle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.246
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
11569
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wall rack

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 21.9 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Carved wooden rack with cut out circle at top, cyma-shaped shoulders and straight-sided lower section; half-round receptacle at bottom.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1602
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11370
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wafer iron

Classification: 
Date: 
1720-1820
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 85.1 x 21 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wafer iron; rectangular plates and tapering handles; interior of both plates are impressed with leaves, flowers, and a house and a grid pattern.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1181
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 303
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
11255
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cookie board

Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 × 13 × 5 in. (2.5 × 33 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cookie board carved with twenty-four images, including people, animals, fruit, silver tableware, a fleur-de-lis, and a windwill.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1029
Inscriptions: 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "2216 / Fr."
Gallery Label: 
Popular for holidays and other celebrations, these small picture molds were used to shape gingerbread or colored sugar dough into the shape of good-luck charms, costume pictures, love allegories, or objects of everyday life. These tiny, extremely detailed cookies were called "Devisen" - which means "currency" or "exchange" - and the pastries were typically given out to children as prizes at parties. This mold corresponds to the style of those that appear in early nineteenth-century Switzerland. 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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11131
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 in. (8.9 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Treenware butter mold composed of a turned plunger handle attaches to a circular base and pierces a dome-shaped cover; the underside of the base is carved with leaves and flowers.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1037
Inscriptions: 
written: affixed to side of mold: "314 / Amer"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
11078
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cake board

Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 × 3/4 × 11 in. (27.9 × 1.9 × 27.9 cm)
Description: 
Square wooden cake board with elaborately carved man waving his hat on horseback surrounded by flowers surrounded by a circular floral frame; metal wall-hanging hook attached to one side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1009
Inscriptions: 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "1020 / Amer."
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
11076
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Noggin

Date: 
1850-1930
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 × 11 × 5 in. (17.8 × 27.9 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Cylindrical wooden pitcher with vertical slat handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1594
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
8448
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Roach trap

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 5 in. ( 8.6 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Beehive-shaped redware cockroach trap with small hole in side near foot and top shaped like an inverted cone with a hole at center; sides unglazed with reeding from top to bottom; top (inverted cone) smooth and covered with clear glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1729
Gallery Label: 
Cockroaches were as much of a nuisance in the nineteenth century as they are today. This ceramic "roach motel" was an inventive solution to the pest problem. The hole near the bottom edge of the hollow trap was corked, then a bait of sweet, sticky molasses was poured into the hole on top. Insects lured by the scent would climb the unglazed, ribbed outside wall to the funnel-shaped well, which was glazed and therefore slippery; then they would slide down into the hole and end up trapped inside.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
7247
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood spoon with ovoid bowl, twisted stem with cartouche surmounted by a rooster.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.105
Inscriptions: 
hand-written written: paper label affixed to stem reverse: "2618 / Eng."
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
7202
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Funnel

Date: 
ca. 1725-1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 19 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Turned and carved treenware funnel with molded rim and tapered shaft.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1598
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
7133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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