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Vase

Object Number: 
INV.594
Date: 
1853-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
written: on label: "1215/ Amer."
Description: 
Silvered (mercury glass) mold-blown glass vase; flared rim, narrow neck with ring at base, rounded shoulders, tapered cylindrical body on short stem on terraced pedestal base; remnants of painted decoration on side (possibly floral spray); corked hole in bottom.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group