Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3 in. ( 16.5 x 8.3 x 7.6 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware bottle, elongated form with cylindrical neck, threaded on inside with applied handle; incised and cobalt blue decoration of bird (possibly peacock) with heart-shaped leaf motifs; circles around base.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
This bottle was probably made in Germany for the German market. The threading inside the neck suggests that it was orginally intended to have a pewter cap. The bottle 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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