Box with cover

Object Number: 
1938.379ab
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "A/87"
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.
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: 
Gift of 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