Overall: 44 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 113 x 19.7 x 1.9 cm )
Iron peel with a long-handle, flat paddle-shaped end; heart shape cut out of the handle end.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Peels were used chiefly by bakers to place and remove bread, pies, and similar foods in an oven. This one 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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