Tobacco jar with cover

Object Number: 
1938.332ab
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 19.7 x 19.4 cm )
Description: 
Molded yellowware fluted, cylindrical jar with molded circular foot and rim, flange handles in shape of looped ribbon, and a fluted and domed cover with scalloped edge and leaves in relief encircling faceted finial; dark brown mottled glaze (Rockingham) over smear glazed ground.
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: 
Gift of 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