Basket

Basket
Title
Basket
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Glass, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Cobalt lead glass basket; raised, mold-blown body with vertical ribs and circular foot; strap handle with crimped ends; traces of gilding on basket rim and exterior ribs; pontil mark.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1005
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