cup

cup
Title
cup
Date 
ca. 1830
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 6 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Pewter half-gill mug; tapering cylinder body with two sets of incised lines; broken scroll handle; various marks struck near lid.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.400
Marks 
struck: near lip and handle: "WK/KN" below crown; in a shield, followed by three others marks in shields "YL [or B]/& S"
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. There is a mark to the left of the handle that verifies one gill (1/4 pint) as the legal capacity.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group