Butter mold

Object Number: 
INV.1037
Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 in. (8.9 × 12.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 

written: affixed to side of mold: "314 / Amer"

Description: 
Treenware butter mold composed of a turned plunger handle attaches to a circular base and pierces a dome-shaped cover; the underside of the base is carved with leaves and flowers.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group