Case w/candles and matches

Object Number: 
1937.1532
Date: 
ca. 1867
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.3 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: "________ JUNE 4, 1867/C. PARKER/ME____EN, CT."
Description: 
Oblong tubular case with punched grate texture on one end, on two pieces that fit together, interior fitted with socket for candle with candle and fourteen match sticks.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group