Chalkware (clock)

Chalkware (clock)
Title
Chalkware (clock)
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint, cardboard, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 21 x 14 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Chalkware mantel ornament; rectangular form with cardboard clock face displayed in circular hole in front; yellow base and cornice, with rosettes and other raised details on front painted red, green and yellow; rectangular opening in top (possibly meant to be used as a watch holder).
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1142a
Marks 
handwritten in pencil: on inner wall of base: "g 52"
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