Whistle

Whistle
Title
Whistle
Date 
1810-1840
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 7 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Molded earthenware bird-shaped whistle decorated with mottled yellow, brown and blue glaze; tail functions as mouthpiece.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.9324
Marks 
written: on adhesive label on bottom of whistle: "259/Eng."
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