Salt shaker

Object Number: 
1937.1650
Date: 
1877-1890
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on cover; "DANA K ALDEN, BOSTON/ PAT DEC 25, 1877"
Description: 
Blue glass salt shaker blown in a two-part mold with a separate base plate; spherical body with a threaded neck and a pad foot molded with a starburst pattern; pewter domed top with finial, round holes, and a threaded collar and iron fixture inside.
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