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Bowl: footed salt

Bowl: footed salt
Title
Bowl: footed salt
Date 
1815-1840
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Deep amber patterned-molded glass footed salt with double-ogee bowl; with plain sheared rim, bulbous upper bowl with vertical ribbing, and applied conical foot with pontil mark.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1084
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