Figurine (fiddler with dog)

Object Number: 
1937.670
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 18.7 x 14 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on base: "3 I."
Description: 
Modeled and incised redware image of a man seated on a stump, playing a fiddle, with a dog sitting on his haunches on an oval base with dark mottled green and brown under a lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
This fiddler with dog, probably made by a Pennsylvania potter in imitation of Staffordshire figures, 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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group