Book flask

Book flask
Title
Book flask
Date 
1849-1854
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 in. ( 27.3 x 8.3 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Molded yellowware flask in shape of a book with banded spine, rimmed circular opening at top; mottled brown, green, and yellow clear glaze (Rockingham).
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.650
Marks 
impressed: on spine: "BENNINGTON/COMPANION"
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