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Salt

Object Number: 
1937.1076b
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 5.7 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; pressed. Salt; trapezoidal form; two eagles flanking patriotic shield on sides and star-filled diamond on ends; twelve-pointed star on base; four feet formed from eagles' feet (Neal EE3a). Colorless pressed lead glass salt; trapezoidal form; two eagles flanking patriotic shield on sides and star-filled diamond on ends; twelve-pointed star on base; four feet formed from eagles' feet (Neal EE3a).
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