Jug

Object Number: 
1937.904
Date: 
1820-1880
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 29.2 x 19.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: below neck: "[E] NORTON & SON"
Description: 
Ovoid salt-glaze stoneware jug with strap handle and rounded collar with flat top; decorated with fanciful butterfly painted in cobalt oxide below impressed maker's mark below neck.
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