Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Snuff jar with cover

Snuff jar with cover
Title
Snuff jar with cover
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Stoneware
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 in. ( 22.2 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical stoneware snuff jar with circular cover, with Bristol glaze; paper labels with inscriptions affixed to exterior.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1548ab
Marks 
printed: on paper label affixed to side: "RAIL ROAD MILLS./NORTHERN & EASTERN/Maccoboy Snuff/WARRANTED GOOD/GEORGE W. HELME CO.,/Helmetta,/NEW JERSEY"; "FACTORY No. 4, 5th DIST. OF N.J./NOTICE. - The Manufacturers of this Snuff have completed with all requirements of the Law. Every person is cautioned under the penalties of Law, not to use this jar for Snuff ag[ain]" printed: on paper label affixed to side: "by or [for] --/-- Dist./State of -- "; "PLACE FOR CANCELLATION"; "UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE"; "FIVE"
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