Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 9.5 cm )
Turned treenware butter mold composed of a baluster handle attached to a circular base with a stylized tree and initials "S.I.E." carved into the underside.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
written: collector's label affixed to mold: "2467/Am"
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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