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Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
1851
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 4 x 4 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Unglazed slab-built redware box with four-sided lid with geometric finial; each side with pricked borders; five-pointed star on two sides alternating with heart on the other sides; lid fits entirely in box.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1451ab
Marks 
incised: script under lid: "Nov 12/1851" Nadelman collection sticker: "236 / Amer"
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 
Claude W. Unger, PA, 1926; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group