Inkwell

Object Number: 
INV.12858
Date: 
1800-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 3.8 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
written: on collector's label on underside of inkwell: "767/Amer"
Description: 
Wheel-thrown redware inkwell with straight sides and flat top with incised ring around central opening; lead glaze to with 1/4 in. of flat base.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group