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Object Name: Inkwell
Date: 1840-1870
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Medium: Wood, glass, cork
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 8.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Chester
Description: Inkwell with small glass well with cork stopper set into center of the top of a cylindrical wooden base with ogee profile; three holes for pens in top.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.564
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Marks: printed paper label: affixed to underside of base: "Manufactured / BY / S. SILL[IMAN] & CO. / CHESTER, / CONN."

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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