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Mantel ornament in shape of pinecone

Mantel ornament in shape of pinecone
Title
Mantel ornament in shape of pinecone
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 23.5 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Chalkware mantel ornament in the shape of a pine cone mounted on a circular pedestal with square base; painted yellow with spots of red.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1136
Marks 
hand written: affixed to interior of base: "2368/Amer"
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