Tobacco jar with lid

Object Number: 
1938.380ab
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 19 x 15.9 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Molded redware tobacco jar with brown glaze shaped like the head of a man, with lid in the form of a tricorn hat.
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