Chalkware (squirrel with nut)

Chalkware (squirrel with nut)
Title
Chalkware (squirrel with nut)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 16.8 x 7.9 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Chalkware squirrel clutching and eating a nut; mostly unpainted except for green and red stripes on tail, red accents on face, green nut, and green and red stripes on low oval base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1797
Marks 
handwritten in pencil: on inner wall of base: "1237b[or G] / 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