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Doorknob

Doorknob
Title
Doorknob
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Earthenware, lead
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 6 cm )
Description 
Molded solid whiteware rounded doorknob with mottled dark brown glaze (Rockingham); end has square-shaped hollow and is pierced at side with lead strip inside.
Object Number 
INV.12850
Gallery Label 
Nadelman Collection label "1392/Am". 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group