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Whistle

Object Number: 
INV.9330
Date: 
1810-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
written: on adhesive collector's label on bottom of whistle: "935 / Eng"
Description: 
Molded glazed marbled redware whistle in the form of a bird; the tail functions as a mouthpiece and there is a pierced vent hole near one wing.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group