Chalkware (mantel ornament: leaf spray)

Chalkware (mantel ornament: leaf spray)
Title
Chalkware (mantel ornament: leaf spray)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 x 6 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 25.4 x 17.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description 
Chalkware mantel ornament in the form of a leaf spray mounted on a square base; painting light green with orange and black accents.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1141a
Marks 
handwritten in pencil: on inner wall of base: "p" handwritten: collector's label affixed to inner wall of base: "2373 / 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