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Chalkware (bird)

Object Number: 
1937.1153
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 2 1/8 x 4 in. ( 15.2 x 5.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Chalkware bird painted yellow (probably a canary) with wings outlined in red; black beak, and black eyes surrounded by red dots; perched on brown ball atop 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