Herb grinder

Herb grinder
Title
Herb grinder
Date 
1750-1840
Medium 
Iron, wood
Dimensions 
Part (trough): 3 5/8 x 18 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (9.2 x 47 x 10.8 cm) Part (knife): 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (31.1 x 19.1 cm)
Description 
Cast iron herb grinder; boat-shaped trough on two legs with spouted end for pouring crushed herbs; grinding wheel with wood handle.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1553ab
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