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Shaving basin

Object Number: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 11 x 7 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 27.9 x 19.7 cm )
struck: twice with mark: "P. I. D. V." between three crowns and a rose
Oval pewter shaving basin with section cut out of brim.
Gallery Label: 
Pewter shaving basins are uncommon. As with other pewter examples of a similar date, this shaving basin has an elliptical indentation to engage the neck, and a rounded and unfooted base. 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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group