Miniature set of dishes (30 pieces)

Object Number: 
INV.9957
Date: 
1871-1903
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Each (plate): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on reverse of dishes: "FISHERS/C. E. & M." impressed: on reverse of dishes: "EDGE, MALKIN & CO."
Description: 
Set of thirty miniature pearlware dishes decorated with a red transfer printed outdoor scene of a boy fishing next to a girl playing with a hoop; interlacing heart border pattern.
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