Bottle

Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3 in. ( 16.5 x 8.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Salt-glazed stoneware bottle, elongated form with cylindrical neck, threaded on inside with applied handle; incised and cobalt blue decoration of bird (possibly peacock) with heart-shaped leaf motifs; circles around base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1449
Gallery Label 
This bottle was probably made in Germany for the German market. The threading inside the neck suggests that it was orginally intended to have a pewter cap. The bottle 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