Doorknob

Object Number: 
INV.12850
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Earthenware, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on adhesive collector's label attached to side of door knob: "1392/Am".
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.
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, 1937
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group