Washbowl and pitcher

Washbowl and pitcher
Title
Washbowl and pitcher
Date 
ca. 1853
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Bowl: 4 1/2 x 13 in. ( 11.4 x 33 cm ) Pitcher: 11 x 7 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 18.4 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Molded scroddeled ware with veins of brown and blue in whitish clay body; twelve-sided, footed bowl with molded zig-zag patterned border and octagonal, footed pitcher with high spout; scrolling handle and impressed zig-zag or diamond motifs on panels.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.552ab
Marks 
impressed: in oval on base on each: "UNITED STATES/POTTERY CO./BENNINGTON, Vt"
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