Chalkware plaque

Chalkware plaque
Title
Chalkware plaque
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Plaster of Paris, paint, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 14.6 cm )
Description 
Chalkware bas-relief painted plaque of a classical figure, possibly representing abundance or fertility, wearing a blue-green blouse with red sleeves and a yellow skirt; glass cover.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1135
Marks 
inscriptions: Scratched in back: "1785"
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