Measure with cover

Object Number: 
1937.1432ab
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 7 x 5 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 17.8 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on collector's label on underside of measure: "272/Amer."
Description: 
Wheelthrown cylindrical measure with cover, with applied strap handle opposite a small spout, incised at rim and one inch below rim, decorated with mottled yellow, green, and brown under lead glaze; domed lid with finial sits inside rim.
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.
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