Butter mold

Object Number: 
INV.7581
Date: 
ca. 1800-1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
written: collector's label affixed to mold: "2467/Am"
Description: 
Turned treenware butter mold composed of a baluster handle attached to a circular base with a stylized tree and initials "S.I.E." carved into the underside.
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