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Miniature set of dishes (23)

Miniature set of dishes (23)
Title
Miniature set of dishes (23)
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Each (platter - total of 2): 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (9.5 x 12.1 cm)
Description 
Set of twenty-three miniature pearlware dishes decorated with blue transfer printed star design with a Chinoiserie border pattern.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.10258
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