Flask or ring bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1430
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 16 x 5 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 40.6 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
incised: under neck: "1850" incised: on other side, in script: "MADE BY JOHN N. BULL" incised: on base: "Maid By / JOHN N. BULL / June 12th 1850 / Remember me [illeg.]"
Description: 
Circular tube redware ring bottle with neck, pointed knob handles, circular foot, stamped decoration of small round flowers and larger leaves that are more naturalistic at cardinal points; glazed black.
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