Printing block

Printing block
Title
Printing block
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 6 3/4 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 17.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Rectangular wooden printing block (probably for textiles) with pattern carved in relief; corner design with serpentine vine along edges of right angle and floral bouquet in circular space with scalloped border opposite corner; arched indentation carved on one edge of reverse to facilitate gripping by hand.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.1873
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2562 / Fr."
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