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Pipe bowl

Object Number: 
INV.8476
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 10.5 x 9.2 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on back of rim around opening for tobacco: "[Hork]iss Gabor/ [illegible]"
Description: 
Pipe bowl with circular flaring rim with impressed geometric pattern and saw-toothed edge around hole for tobacco and abstract flower with impressed decoration around hole for stem; tobacco and stem openings connected by L-shaped joint.
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