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Object Name: Jar
Date: 1820-1860
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Medium: Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: Overall: 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar with impressed maker's mark and decorated with cobalt blue flowers.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.794
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Marks: impressed: beneath rim: "JOHN BELL/WAYNESBORO"; "1 1/2"

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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