Box with cover

Box with cover
Title
Box with cover
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 )
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
Marks 
impressed: on base: "A/87"
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