Book flask

Book flask
Title
Book flask
Date 
ca. 1870
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 26.7 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Yellowware bottle in form of rectangular box; hole on top; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham), and inscription on top.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.651
Marks 
incised: on top of bottle: "J Beech/L [or S] A July 15th/1870"
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