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Object Name: Whistle
Date: 1850-1900
Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 7 x 3.2 cm )
Description: Molded porcelain bird-shaped whistle decorated with light brown glaze; tail functions as a mouthpiece.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.9323
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Marks: written: on adhesive collector's label on bottom of whistle: "431/Eng."

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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.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman