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Powder horn

Date: 
1834
Medium: 
Horn, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.9 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Primer horn with wooden cover at one end with metal bail at the center, metal pouring spout with spring loaded powder release device at opposite end; incised with public images, including a building with "CAPITAL OF THE U.S." beside it, banner with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above, a steamboat marked "HUNTRES", a locomotive marked "FOR BOSTON ENGINE", a house marked "P.T. HOUSE / INW", a monument, church and frigate; wooden end carved with 3 rows of diamonds.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1405
Marks: 
incised: next to building: "CAPITAL OF THE U.S." incised: above building: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" incised: above steamboat: "HUNTRES" incised: above locomotive: "FOR BOSTON / ENGINE" incised: by house: "P.T. HOUSE / INW" incised: at pouring end: "183
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: 
1834
eMuseum Object ID: 
4212
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Snuffbox

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1740-1750
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Wrought and seamed silver snuffbox; fluted, oval body with one straight side shaped for the hinge; straight, fluted sides, seamed below the hinge; hinged cover with an applied, molded vertical edge and an applied oval flange at front; tulip and engraved design on the flat, raised top with the initials, "K A" engraved in the center; gilt interior; maker's mark on the interior base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1371
Marks: 
engraved: top center: "K A" scratched: below hinge: "1803" scratched: on the base: "P Burua" in script stamped: interior base: "HB" conjoined, roman letters
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: 
4205
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 18.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with bluish-white glaze, probably for a large Northern European-style ceramic stove; rectangular form with buff-colored body and blue-and-white painted decoration; oval frame surrounded by foliate decoration contains scene of man by river with castle on opposite bank.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.756
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: 
4125
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 14 x 21.6 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Molded ("Gaudy Dutch") pearlware with spherical hand-painted in King's Rose pattern in red, yellow, and green overglaze with wide pink with incised lozenge diaper around neck.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.418ab
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: 
4061
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 7 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Hand painted pearlware bowl in gaudy dutch style with 'King's Rose' pattern; decorated in pink, yellow ,green, orange, red-brown, and black overglaze; around the inside of the rim is a pink band with lozenge and there is a small red-brown flower.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.421
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: 
4059
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Magic trick

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Turned baluster-shaped wooden container with black wooden marble and faux wooden marble inside; container painted orange.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.305a-c
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: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
4042
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature ink bottle: green tint

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine mold-blown glass ink bottle with cracked off lip, short cylindrical neck, square body with molded ribs, and flat base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1711
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: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
3987
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 5.7 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; pressed. Salt; trapezoidal form; two eagles flanking patriotic shield on sides and star-filled diamond on ends; twelve-pointed star on base; four feet formed from eagles' feet (Neal EE3a). Colorless pressed lead glass salt; trapezoidal form; two eagles flanking patriotic shield on sides and star-filled diamond on ends; twelve-pointed star on base; four feet formed from eagles' feet (Neal EE3a).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1076b
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: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
3984
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Padlock and key

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1825
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (11.4 × 6.4 cm) Overall (b): 3 1/2 in. × 2 1/2 in. × 1 in. (8.9 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm)
Description: 
Iron paddle and heart shaped handle key which when twisted locks bolt.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1185ab
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: 
3949
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware bottle with impressed mark and date.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.570
Marks: 
impressed: on front: "L. BEARD/ 1852"
Gallery Label: 
Luke Beard's beverage company was located in the Howard Atheneum Building on Howard Street in Boston. The company, which later operated under the firm name of Fairbanks and Beard, manufacted draft and bottled cider, ale, porter, soda, and mineral-water throughout the mid-nineteenth century. The firm was owned by "L. BEARD" from 1847 to 1854. A large portion of the buisness consisited of manufacturing "french mineral and soda waters," which was introduced into this country from France, by Mr. Roselle, of Philadelphia. Beard was the first to manufacture and sell that mineral-water flavored with raspberry syrup. All orders for exportation were "put up securely, in the best style, at short notice." 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: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
3941
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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