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Chalkware (pinecone)

Object Number: 
1937.1137
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 23.5 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
written in graphite on inside of base: "d99"
Description: 
Chalkware mantel ornament in the form of a pinecone mounted on a circular pedestal with square base; painted blue with red spot on top, with upper part of pedestal painted red and yellow.
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