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

Object Number: 
1937.1129
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 )
Marks: 
written: in graphite, on inner wall of base: "[illeg]/Amer"
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.
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