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Pull toy (bird)

Pull toy (bird)
Title
Pull toy (bird)
Date 
1850-1875
Medium 
Wood, wire
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 4.1 x 25.1 cm )
Description 
Carved wooden bird mounted on wooden base with triangular notches carved along edges; wire handle loops around to create protrusions below front of base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.8186
Marks 
Nadelman collection sticker: "479 / Amer"
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