Chalkware (mantel ornament: a spray of fruit and leaves)

Chalkware (mantel ornament: a spray of fruit and leaves)
Title
Chalkware (mantel ornament: a spray of fruit and leaves)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 x 10 x 4 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 25.4 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Chalkware mantel ornament in the form of a spray of fruit and leaves mounted on a square base; painted brown, yellow, red, and black. Repairs.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1129
Marks 
written: in graphite, on inner wall of base: "[illeg]/Amer"
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