Buttons (8)

Buttons (8)
Title
Buttons (8)
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
largest: 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Eight red earthenware buttons, three with an olive green glaze and five with a mottled brown "Rockingham" glaze; each button has recessed center with four holes.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.6800a-h
Marks 
written: on adhesive label on back of each button: "1173" [Nadelman collector's tag]
Gallery Label 
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group