Book flask

Object Number: 
1937.650
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 )
Marks: 
impressed: on spine: "BENNINGTON / COMPANION"
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).
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group