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Child's plate

Child's plate
Title
Child's plate
Date 
1830-1880
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 13 cm )
Description 
Pearlware plate with molded floral border on brim highlighted with red, blue, yellow, and green enamel and serpentine rim; at center, blue transfer-printed image of a male figure seated on a pillow and smoking a pipe, with touches of yellow, green, and red enamel and inscription.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.9989
Marks 
printed: on obverse above and below image: "THE MANDARIN./Without the Bottle and the Board,/The Mandarin sits at ease./To him the pipe can Ry afford,/In Life Wha trifles please" Nadelman collection label: "698 / Eng"
Gallery Label 
Label affixed to reverse reads, "698/Eng." ("Eng" inscribed over "Amer") 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group