Butter ladle/paddle

Butter ladle/paddle
Title
Butter ladle/paddle
Date 
ca. 1700-1800
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 20.6 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Carved treenware butter ladle with flat triangular bowl and handle with straight sides and square knob terminal.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.6420
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