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Bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 36.8 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware bowl with flat base, with wavy texture, flaring walls, and banded rim; interior decorated with wide brushstrokes of oxide over slip and under lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.698
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: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
45179
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medicine bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold, with down-tooled lip, roughly cylindrical neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers and recessed panel, inscription on front of bottle "BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS FOR THE SKIN AND HAIR" and on obverse "DIRECTIONS IN THE PAMPHLET"; diagonal mold line and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1693
Marks: 
pressed: on front of bottle: "TRICOPHEROUS/FOR THE SKIN/AND HAIR" pressed: on obverse: "DIRECTIONS/IN/PAMPHLET" pressed: on side: "BARRY'S" pressed: on other side: "NEW YORK"
Gallery Label: 
Counted among the assorted hair tonics shipped aboard the SS Republic from New York to New Orleans were eighty-three bottles of Barry’s "Tricopherous for The Skin and Hair." The self-declared “Professor,” Alexander C. Barry, was a New York wigmaker. Barry claimed that his father established the formula for the popular hair product in 1801. The tonic was first sold in the United States around 1842. Advertisements for Barry’s hair preparation included popular trade cards, typically featuring a beautiful woman with luxurious, long-flowing hair. The ads claimed the product was “guaranteed to restore the hair to bald heads and to make it grow thick, long and soft.” Barry’s tonic was an alcohol-based formula combined with castor oil and other fragrant oils. The product’s most active ingredient was its one-percent tincture of cantharides. Cantharides came from the dried, crushed bodies of the blister beetle or Spanish fly. The theory was that this substance would stimulate blood supply to the scalp, which in turn would promote hair-follicle growth. Cantharidin is today recognized as a toxic substance that can cause severe gastrointestinal disturbances if ingested, sometimes leading to convulsions, coma, and possible death. 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: 
45178
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pitcher

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 11.7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown baluster-shaped redware pitcher with applied rounded strap handle decorated with one incised band on neck; dark green lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.529
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: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
45177
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pestle

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 2 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden pestle with turned shaft and blunt cylindrical end.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.6546
Marks: 
hand written: paper collector's label affixed to end of pestle
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: 
45172
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup and saucer

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (cup): 2 7/8 × 3 5/8 in. (7.3 × 9.2 cm) Overall (saucer): 1 3/8 in. × 6 in. (3.5 × 15.2 cm)
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") cup and saucer with splayed and faceted walls with sponged-on red and blue underglaze decoration and stylized red rose with green foliage; hand painted decoration on cup side and saucer center.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.762ab
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: 
45133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup and saucer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (cup): 2 3/8 × 3 5/8 in. (6 × 9.2 cm) Overall (saucer): 1 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (3.2 × 14 cm)
Description: 
Molded pearlware cup and saucer (Gaudy Dutch style) with flared walls, erect rim on saucer; hand-painted with overglaze enamels with central large red rose, potted; flower, yellow and blue oblong band, partial yellow ground, corresponding border with underglaze blue ("oyster" pattern).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.439ab
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: 
45132
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup and saucer

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Part (saucer): 1 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. (3.2 x 14.3 cm) Part (cup): 2 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (7 x 9.2 cm)
Description: 
Molded pearlware cup and saucer with flared walls hand-painted with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels; red rose, yellow and blue flower in blue semi-circular pot with blue and yellow oblong band overlaid, wide band of pink with swag motif in brown; Gaudy Dutch style, recorded as combination of "King's rose" and "oyster" patterns.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.422ab
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: 
45127
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figurine (bird)

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 6.7 x 8.3 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Hand modelled redware goose with incised feathers on wing and tail, and impressed circles around base, on tail, and for eyes.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.31
Marks: 
written: on adhesive collector's label on bottom of figurine: "184 / 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: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
45126
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Inkwell

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware inkwell with concave sides and top, rounded edge, central top opening, and pierced at side; mottled iron brown under lead glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.567
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: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
45125
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Curtain tiebacks (pair)

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Earthenware, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (14 × 10.8 cm)
Description: 
One of a pair of molded yellowware curtain tiebacks consisting of shaft with domed fluted head; lustrous dark brown mottled glaze (Rockingham) with blue streaks; fitted in base with metal streaks.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.668a
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: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
45124
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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