Wine keg and lid

Object Number: 
1937.909ab
Date: 
1882-1895
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 13 1/2 in. ( 50.8 x 34.3 cm )
Marks: 
stenciled: on front: "NORWICH POTTERY WORKS / NORWICH / CONN."
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware wine keg and lid with stenciled cobalt blue maker's mark and decorated with applied molded leaves and branches and eagle with stars and striped shield perched on branch and three arrows.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group