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Box with cover

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Title:
Box with cover
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm )
Date End: 
1 900
Description: 
Molded rectangular box with canted corners and coral-like border with shell corners in low relief and corresponding cover with coral shaped handle, of marbleized white and brown clay under a lead glaze with trace amounts of red and gold pigment on raised areas.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1938.379ab
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
Date Begin: 
1800
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group