Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 31.1 x 24.8 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware bulbous crock with two lug handles; impressed maker's mark below neck with scalloped border and three impressed ten-petal flowers highlighted in cobalt; incised flower filled with cobalt on back.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
impressed: on neck: "C. CROLIUS/STONEWARE/MANUFACTURER/MANHATTAN-WELLS/NEW-YORK"
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
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
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