Picture frame

Object Number: 
1937.654
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 30.5 x 26.7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware oval picture frame with square substructure pierced for hanging; obverse has dark mottled brown glaze (Rockingham); hanging wire attached.
Gallery Label: 
The United States Pottery Company (1847 - 1858) produced ornamental objects including yellow ware with Rockingham and flint enamel glazes, agate and granite wares, porcelain and parian. Technically innovative, the United States Pottery Company gained national prominence when its wares were featured in the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York City. 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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group