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Washbowl

Object Number: 
1937.1458
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 16 in. ( 18.4 x 45.1 x 40.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of washabowl: "1420 / Amer"
Description: 
Flaring redware washbowl with molded rim and foot, two applied strap handles with incised decoration and a semi-circular soap dish pierced at its base applied to the rim with a crest of applied clay scrolls and balls; surface is covered in whitish-yellow slip and splattered with iron brown and copper green under a lead glaze.
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