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Object Name: Footwarmer
Date: 1840-1845
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 4 5/8 x 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 11.7 x 26.4 x 21.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Jersey City
Description: Molded yellowware footwarmer with wedge shape rectangular base and curved top with round opening in the center near upper edge; on each side, applied rectangular brackets with trompe l'oeil screws; clear glaze.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1456
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Marks: impressed: in circle on base: "AMERICAN/POTTERY, C/O/JERSEY CITY, N. J." written: on a adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of footwarmer: "1379 / Am."

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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