cup

cup
Title
cup
Date 
1750-1850
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 5.2 x 14 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Small cup with flat round base, slightly splayed walls with two reeds, strap handle with molded thumb pad and plain terminal; hallmarks on underside of rim.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.629
Marks 
inscribed: on side of handle: "17","12", "16", "87", "189", "8", "28", "74", "78" inscribed: on other side of handle: "19"/"13", "91", "90", "(8)8", "886", "87", "8' 91"
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group