Brazier

Brazier
Brazier
Title
Brazier
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 16 x 8 in. ( 26 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Circular sheet iron brazier on three paw-shaped feet with attached, carved wood and iron handle with semi-loop ending in animal face with ears and exposed teeth; latched, hinged door on lower half of object; missing cover and grill.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1366
Gallery Label 
Braziers had bases designed to hold lives coals; they were used for cooking and warming food and sometimes for heating a room. This one 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