Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

Pitcher

Object Number: 
1937.721
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 7 in. ( 16.5 x 21 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") pitcher with six sides and broken scroll handle; low-relief band around neck and downward-facing low relief lotus leaf pattern at the base of the spout; exterior covered in blue sponged-on underglaze and hand painted peacock with blue and green body and red tail on either side.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group