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Chalkware (squirrel with nut)

Object Number: 
INV.631
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 14.3 x 8.6 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil on bottom edge of base: "768 768" hand written: in blue pencil on inner wall of plaster: "1423/Amer" hand written: tag attached to object reads: "INV.631X/UNIDENTIFIED/CHALKWARE/-SQUIRREL/GIFT:NADELMAN"
Description: 
Chalkware squirrel clutching and eating nut, painted grey with olive green tail with red stripes, black "nut", and red and black accents on face; low oval base has traces of olive green paint.
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