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Chalkware (bird)

Object Number: 
1937.1148
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 16.8 x 10.2 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil on inner wall of base: "1864/Amer"
Description: 
Chalkware bird painted yellow with red wings and black eyes and beak, perched on high pedestal with rectangular base.
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