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Mug

Mug
Title
Mug
Date 
1800-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 11.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Wheelthrown redware cylindrical mug, two incised bands at top, strap handle, iron brown on exterior under a lead glaze.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.489
Marks 
inscribed: in pencil on underside: "B.../Pottery"
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