Washbowl

Washbowl
Title
Washbowl
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1458
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group