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Object Name: Mug
Date: 1840-1845
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 3 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 9.2 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Jersey City
Description: Molded yellowware panelled, cylindrical mug with wide base and angular handle with rounded thumbpiece of scrolling foliage; clear glaze.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1441
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Marks: impressed: on base in circle with scalloped edge: "AMERICAN/POTTERY,C/O/JERSEY CITY, N. J."

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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