Covered jar

Object Number: 
1937.561ab
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 6 in. ( 16.5 x 16.8 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on top: "1852" incised: on underside of top: "62" written: on adhesive collector's label on bottom of lid: "1179 / Am"
Description: 
Squat, bowl-shaped jar with cylindrical neck and two erect loop handles; band on shoulder of incised rope pattern; flat lid has three-dimensional figure of a seated sheep; lead glaze.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group