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Cake board

Cake board
Title
Cake board
Date 
ca. 1790
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 31.8 cm )
Description 
Circular wooden cake board carved with image a ram, a banner with a cross on it, flowers and "1790" surrounded by a stylized foliate band; two notched finger gripping holes on reverse.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1353
Marks 
intaglio (inverted): on obverse: "1790" impressed: on reverse: "GM"
Inscriptions 
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "2497" handwritten in yellow pencil: on reverse: "228 / 7 pieces"
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