Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 5 3/4 x 5 x 6 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 12.7 x 16.5 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware pitcher decorated with hand-incised and cobalt bird on a branch and leaves.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Nadelman collection sticker: "888 / Amer"
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.