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Butter mold

Title:
Butter mold
Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 in. ( 2.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Circular treenware butter mold carved with a central six-pointed star and six smaller hearts; small metal hanging hook at the top.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1580
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