Tobacco jar with lid

Object Number: 
1938.378ab
Date: 
1900-1938
Medium: 
Stoneware, rubber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 6 in. ( 20 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in relief on inner side of humidifier ring: "INDESTRO MFG. CO. - CHICAGO U.S.A."
Description: 
Slip cast gray stoneware tobacco jar with brown glaze, barrel shape with incised and low relief detailing; lid has finial shaped like bust of a man and built-in humidifier.
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