Cup (Tea bowl)

Object Number: 
1937.789
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") handleless cup and decorated with alternating green and black stripes of sponged-on underglaze; flared rim; interior has accidental splotches of green underglaze.
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