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Object Name: Mug
Date: 1859-1894
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Medium: Stoneware
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. ( 8.3 x 14 x 10.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Anna
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware mug with strap handle and hand inscribed cobalt retailer's mark; raised frog attached to interior of mug.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.928
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Marks: Inscribed on exterior of mug: "Mark Parsons & Co / Dealers in / Queensware China Glassware / Cedar ware and Stoneware / 103 Ohio Levee Cairo ill"

Gallery Label:

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.

Provenance:

Ginsburg & Levy, New York City, 1928; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman