Child's plate

Object Number: 
INV.9989
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 13 cm )
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"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group