Glass, wicker, wood
Overall: 20 1/2 x 9 in. ( 52.1 x 22.9 cm )
Aquamarine molded glass demijohn encased in wicker; cylindrical body with tapering neck and sloping shoulders; wide, flat sloping collar with affixed torn paper label (illegible); entwined wicker handle on one side; wooden disk supporting base.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
inscribed in ink: on paper label attached to handle: "From C.L. McKenny/Alex. Va/to/Elie Nadelman/Riverdale/N[torn]"
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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