Overall: 4 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm )
Turned treenware butter mold with baluster handle and semi-circular base carved with a cross-hatched heart between leaves.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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.