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Wine glass

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Sapphire blue pattern-molded wine glass with sheared rim folded inward, fourteen vertical ribs twisted slightly to the right, sloped circular base, and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1004
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: 
1654
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tobacco shredder/spice grater

Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 39.4 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Wooden spice grater composed of rectangular body extending into a flat curved handle; pierced metal grater inserts into one side of body and the opposite side is carved with flowers and impressed fleur-de-lys
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1000
Marks: 
hand written: paper label affixed to grater: "2761/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: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
1617
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jug

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 8 3/4 in. ( 35.6 x 22.2 cm )
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware jug with impressed maker's mark and decorated with a cobalt blue panther in the jungle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.796
Marks: 
impressed: in front: "J. & E. NORTON, / BENNINGTON, VT"; "2"
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: 
1576
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Painting of a Fruit Basket

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. ( 16.8 x 19.4 cm )
Description: 
Theorem painting on velvet; blue basket of fruit and leaves (a green and pink apple, red and yellow plum, indigo grapes) casts a green shadow on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.351
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: 
1529
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wine keg and lid

Classification: 
Date: 
1882-1895
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 13 1/2 in. ( 50.8 x 34.3 cm )
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware wine keg and lid with stenciled cobalt blue maker's mark and decorated with applied molded leaves and branches and eagle with stars and striped shield perched on branch and three arrows.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.909ab
Marks: 
stenciled: on front: "NORWICH POTTERY WORKS / NORWICH / CONN."
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: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
1515
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sphere (witch ball)

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 in. ( 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Emerald green pattern-molded glass sphere with open pontil mark at one end and molded with overall diamond design.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.981
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: 
1377
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 5 3/4 x 2 in. ( 22.9 x 14.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Deep amber lead glass bottle blown in a three-part mold with tapered cylindrical neck with string rim, applied handle (now broken and missing), round body with flat sides, and oval base with concave profile and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.956
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: 
1374
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chamber pot

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. ( 11.7 x 16.5 x 14.9 cm )
Description: 
Olive green blown lead glass chamber pot with globular body, slight shoulder, flaring rim, and single applied strap handle; push-up and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.997
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: 
1308
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Eagle with American Shield

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. ( 37.5 x 37.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.457
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: 
1241
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oil lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1841-1851
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Two burner camphene lamp with inverted bell with domed "cover" reservoir, molded stem with circular foot.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1503
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: 
1851
eMuseum Object ID: 
913
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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