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Spoon

Object Number: 
Z.106
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood (probably oak)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. ( 24.4 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm )
Inscriptions: 

written: paper label affixed to reverse: "2619 / Eng"

Description: 
Wood (probably oak) spoon with pierced and carved stem with leaf and blossom motifs; ovoid bowl with rat-tail carved on reverse.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group