Snuff jar with cover

Object Number: 
1937.1548ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 in. ( 22.2 x 17.8 cm )
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 req
Description: 
Cylindrical stoneware snuff jar with circular cover, with Bristol glaze; paper labels with inscriptions affixed to exterior.
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