Butter mold

Title:
Butter mold
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 6 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Oval treenware butter mold carved with a flying bird (dove) surrounded by leaves and a jagged border; finger notches on the side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1579
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