Shaving mug

Shaving mug
Title
Shaving mug
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 10.8 x 14.6 x 10.5 cm )
Description 
Molded yellowware cylindrical mug with inset partitioned dish, handle in form of tree trunk, and molded images of seated rotund man with large round face, wearing breeches and frock coat in relief on either side; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham).
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.662
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