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Chalkware (cat and mouse)

Chalkware (cat and mouse)
Title
Chalkware (cat and mouse)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 8.9 x 7 cm )
Description 
Chalkware cat, painted grey, with black and white mouse in mouth, seated on low oblong base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1151
Marks 
hand written: collector's label affixed to inner wall of base: "2372/Am."
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