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Still bank: Newfoundland dog

Object Number: 
1937.1241
Date: 
1900-1910
Medium: 
Iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 14 x 19 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron still bank in the form of Newfoundland dog (standing), painted black, with package balanced on back; cast details include eyes, nose, mouth, ears, texture of fur, fringed tail, harness (painted gold), and wrapping around package with ribbon and bow (painted black and white).
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