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Shaving mug

Object Number: 
INV.12644
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.5 x 14.6 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown and assembled redware mug with upper bowl pierced six times in center stop a spouted, cylindrical base; applied grooved handle; slip decorated surface with iron brown and copper green splashes under a lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
This mug resembles other slip and stain decorated redware attributed to Solomon Bell and others working in Strasburg, VA. It 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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group