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Object Name: Salt shaker
Date: 1877-1890
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Medium: Glass, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 3.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Boston
Description: Blue glass salt shaker blown in a two-part mold with a separate base plate; spherical body with a threaded neck and a pad foot molded with a starburst pattern; pewter domed top with finial, round holes, and a threaded collar and iron fixture inside.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1650
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Marks: impressed: on cover; "DANA K ALDEN, BOSTON/ PAT DEC 25, 1877"

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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