Pair of spit holders

Pair of spit holders
Title
Pair of spit holders
Date 
1775-1830
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
each: 63 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 161.3 x 8.3 x 24.1 cm )
Description 
Pair of wrought-iron spit holders with hinged ends designed to be lodged in wall; made from squared wrought iron bar with twisted decoration; each with nine L-shaped supports fitted into row of piercings to support spit at various heights; hinged piece at top and two legs with scrolled ends at base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1173
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