Whistle

Whistle
Title
Whistle
Date 
1800-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 9.8 x 14 x 7 cm )
Description 
Molded redware whistle in the shape of a stylized chicken; whistling device at rear end, under flat, ribbed tail; hollow, oval body with incised heart shape on back pierced with narrow slot from head to tail; covered in lead glaze.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.12620
Marks 
Nadelman collection sticker: "? / Amer"
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