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Object Name: Miniature set of dishes (30 pieces)
Date: 1871-1903
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Each (plate): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Set of thirty miniature pearlware dishes decorated with a red transfer printed outdoor scene of a boy fishing next to a girl playing with a hoop; interlacing heart border pattern.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.9957
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Marks: printed: on reverse of dishes: "FISHERS/C. E. & M." impressed: on reverse of dishes: "EDGE, MALKIN & CO."

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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