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Object Name: Book flask
Date: 1849-1854
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 10 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 in. ( 27.3 x 8.3 x 20.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Bennington
Description: Molded yellowware flask in shape of a book with banded spine, rimmed circular opening at top; mottled brown, green, and yellow clear glaze (Rockingham).
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.650
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Marks: impressed: on spine: "BENNINGTON / COMPANION"

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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