Flask or ring bottle

Flask or ring bottle
Title
Flask or ring bottle
Date 
1850
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 16 x 5 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 40.6 x 14 cm )
Description 
Circular tube redware flask with bottle neck, pointed knob handles, circular foot, stamped decoration of small round flowers and larger leaves that are more naturalistic at cardinal points; glazed black.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1430
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.]"
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group