Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1700-1750
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with circular bowl and straight handle; three-pronged drop on reverse of bowl and initials inside cartouche with asterisk beneath on obverse on end of handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.366
Marks: 
printed: on end of handle: "IB"
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: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
6891
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pressing iron

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-70
Medium: 
Iron, wood (possibly maple)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 10 3/4 x 4 in. ( 20.3 x 27.3 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron charcoal burning pressing iron with reeded chimney with "3" cast into top, turned wood handle, and face of Vulcan cast into vent door.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1362
Gallery Label: 
This pressing iron was probably used in a tailor's shop or laundry, rather than in a home. It 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: 
6885
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pitcher

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 17.1 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware pitcher, bulbous with three incised bands at shoulder, applied handle with rosette thumbpiece with iron brown and copper green streaks under a lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman,1937
Object Number: 
1937.533
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: 
6875
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Hand painted molded pearlware plate in gaudy dutch style with grape pattern; blue underglaze with red-brown, green, brown, black, and yellow; the rim is encircled by a blue band with yellow decoration and brown border.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.436
Marks: 
painted: on back in red-brown: "2/1036" with four dots beneath configured in a diamond shape.
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: 
6842
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Book flask

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 26.7 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Yellowware bottle in form of rectangular box; hole on top; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham), and inscription on top.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.651
Marks: 
incised: on top of bottle: "J Beech/L [or S] A July 15th/1870"
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: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
6837
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sailor

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850-60
Medium: 
Blue and white painted wood with tin hat and iron supports
Dimensions: 
Overall: 74 1/4 x 27 x 23 3/8 in. ( 188.6 x 68.6 x 59.4 cm )
Description: 
Blue jacket and pants (originally) painted blue with brass buttons, white blouse, black tie and beard, tin hat. Upturned right hand holds block (cigars?)
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1400
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: 
6831
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 6 x 3 in. ( 40.6 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Octagonal pine bottle composed of two pieces held in place with an overlapping pine hoop.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1599
Marks: 
carved: on exterior: "H V G" twice
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: 
6820
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Linen curtain

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 74 x 32 x 1/8 in. ( 188 x 81.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Linen bed curtain panel with machine-stitched hem and casing.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1379b
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: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
6815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot and cover

Classification: 
Date: 
1849-1858
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware octagonal teapot with fluted sides, footed with angular handle, S-shaped spout, domed and faceted lid with finial; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham) with additional streaks of blue/green.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.645ab
Marks: 
impressed: on base in oval: "Lyman Fenton & Co./Fentons/ENAMEL/PATENTED./1849/BENNINGTON Vt."
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: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
6794
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Printing block fragment

Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 1 in. ( 31.1 x 18.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden printing block fragment (probably for textiles) with floral pattern carved in relief; indentation carved near center of reverse to facilitate gripping by hand.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.1874
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2556 / Fr."
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: 
6749
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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