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Chalkware (rabbit)

Object Number: 
INV.7951
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 in. ( 14.3 x 9.5 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil on inner wall of base: "692/Amer" hand written: tag attached to object: "INV.7951X/UNIDENTIFIED/CHALKWARE/RABBIT/GIFT:NADELMAN"
Description: 
Chalkware rabbit, painted grey with red and green accents, seated on low yellow oblong base.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group