Face jug

Object Number: 
1937.1409
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Stoneware, alkaline glaze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.5 x 15.9 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown round stoneware jug with bottle neck and rear/top loop handle; front decorated with full face including ears and chin; dark brownish green mottled alkaline (wood ash) glaze.
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