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Object Name: Toilet box and cover
Date: 1849-1858
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 19 x 9.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Bennington
Description: Molded yellowware rectangular toilet box with canted corners and two interior dividers, corresponding lid with eight-sided, pointed finial; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham) with blue splashes on cover.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.665ab
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Marks: impressed: in circle on base: "Lyman Fenton & Co./Fentons/ENAMEL/PATENTED./1849/BENNINGTON Vt."

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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