Chalkware (love birds)

Object Number: 
1937.1134a
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 9.5 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in graphite on inner wall of base: "1084"
Description: 
Two chalkware kissing doves with yellow heads, red breasts, and brown wings and beaks, standing side by side on an oval base with heads turned and beaks touching.
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