Salt

Salt
Title
Salt
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 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). 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).
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1076b
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