Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 7 in. ( 16.5 x 21 x 17.8 cm )
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") pitcher with six sides and broken scroll handle; low-relief band around neck and downward-facing low relief lotus leaf pattern at the base of the spout; exterior covered in blue sponged-on underglaze and hand painted peacock with blue and green body and red tail on either side.
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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