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Butter mold

Object Number: 
ca. 1825-1875
Overall: 5 × 2 3/4 in. (12.7 × 7 cm)
Turned treenware butter mold with knob handle and circular base carved with a central V-cut tulip surrounded by four tulip buds and three six-pointed stars; sawtooth border around edge of circle.
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: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group