Bank: male figure

Bank: male figure
Title
Bank: male figure
Date 
1800-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 2 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Molded yellowware still bank in the shape of a standing male figure with hands behind his back, dressed in a jacket, vest, and necktie, covered in dark brown glaze; slot (for coins) in top of head.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.925
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group