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Object Name: Book flask
Date: ca. 1870
Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 26.7 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Yellowware bottle in form of rectangular box; hole on top; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham), and inscription on top.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.651
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Marks: incised: on top of bottle: "J Beech/L [or S] A July 15th/1870"

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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