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Pitcher

Pitcher
Title
Pitcher
Date 
1850-1880
Medium 
Stoneware
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Barrel-shaped salt-glaze stoneware pitcher with Albany slip-coated interior; strap handle and small pouring spout; decorated with two cobalt oxide bands, one near top and the other near the base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.535
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