Watchman's rattle

Watchman's rattle
Title
Watchman's rattle
Date 
ca. 1775-1875
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 16.8 x 24.1 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Wooden cog rattle with ratchet mounted on turned, reeded handle; clapper mounted in turned, bulbous projection with incised bands at end.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1742
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