Tobacco jar

Object Number: 
1937.1545ab
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 2 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "V 2"
Description: 
Molded glazed redware cylindrical jar with relief decoration consisting of two men seated at a table, floral bouquets and a band of flowers around the shoulders.
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