Curtain tiebacks (pair)

Object Number: 
1937.668a
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Earthenware, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (14 × 10.8 cm)
Description: 
One of a pair of molded yellowware curtain tiebacks consisting of shaft with domed fluted head; lustrous dark brown mottled glaze (Rockingham) with blue streaks; fitted in base with metal streaks.
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