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Object Name: Jar
Date: 1800-1815
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Medium: Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 31.1 x 24.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware bulbous crock with two lug handles; impressed maker's mark below neck with scalloped border and three impressed ten-petal flowers highlighted in cobalt; incised flower filled with cobalt on back.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.802
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Marks: Impressed on neck: "C. CROLIUS/STONEWARE / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK"
Inscribed: "1134" in graphite on bottom

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:

The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman

Bibliography:

Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.