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Child's plate: Franklin's Maxims

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 13 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware child's plate with green transfer printed image of a schoolmaster and a group of girls visiting a cemetary surrounded by Franklin's maxims.
Credit Line: 
Probably purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
INV.9981
Marks: 
typed: affixed to reverse: paper label "691/Eng" inscribed: on front: "FRANKLIN'S /MAXIMS/Employ time well if thou meanest to gain/leasure. One today is worth two tomorrows/Since thou art not sure of a/minute, throw not away an hour" impressed: marked o
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: 
3427
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Price's Patent Candle Co...

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 19 x 7.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Light blue glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with two-part finish, cylindrical neck, nearly flat shoulder, rectangular body with chamfered corners and tapered profile, inscription "PRICES PATENT CANDLE COMPANY LIMITED" on obverse with registry mark, domed push-up, and ground pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1673
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "PRICES/ PATENT/ CANDLE/ COMPANY/ LIM . . . ITED"
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: 
3373
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: R.R.R. Redway and Co. N.Y.

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-60
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 x 1 in. ( 12.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine lead glass bottle; rectangular, with slightly sloping shoulders; low relief inscription; pontil mark in base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1697
Marks: 
molded: in low relief on front:"RRR/ RADWAY&Co/ NEW YORK" molded: in low relief on sides:"ENTD ACORD TO"; "ACT OF CONGRESS"
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: 
3372
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Picture frame

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 30.5 x 26.7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware oval picture frame with square substructure pierced for hanging; obverse has dark mottled brown glaze (Rockingham); hanging wire attached.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.654
Gallery Label: 
The United States Pottery Company (1847 - 1858) produced ornamental objects including yellow ware with Rockingham and flint enamel glazes, agate and granite wares, porcelain and parian. Technically innovative, the United States Pottery Company gained national prominence when its wares were featured in the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York City. 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: 
3371
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1925
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Opaque white glass bottle blown in a two-part mold with a base plate; tall neck with flanged lip, sloping shoulders, and cylindrical body with black band at rim and painted inscription in script, "Bay Rum."
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1659b
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: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
3370
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Brant's Indian Balsam

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine blown three-mold glass medicine bottle with down-tooled collar, scoop neck, octagonal body with "BRANDTS INDIAN BALSAM" inscribed lengthwise, push-up, and rough pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1681
Marks: 
relief: on three contiguous vertical panels: "BRANDTS/ INDIAN/ BALSAM"
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: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
3365
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Portrait of a Woman

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Oil with graphite and metallic gold-toned pigment on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 29 x 1 in. ( 73.7 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.456
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: 
3270
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Platter: tray

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1845
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 1.6 x 16.8 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass rounded rectangular tray with scrolled leaf and fleur de lis pattern in center and on sides.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1063
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: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
3253
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scoop

Classification: 
Date: 
1725-1825
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 13.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Hand-formed redware scoop with circular bowl and tapered cylindrical handle with hollow shaft; unglazed.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.13034
Marks: 
written: on adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of the bowl: "735 / 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: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
3167
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pearlware ("spatterware") pitcher

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 12.1 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Pearlware ("spatterware") pitcher with brown body, loop handle and broad spout; sponged-on purple underglaze decoration with painted red, blue, and green flower.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.757
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: 
3128
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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