NORTHEASTERN EARTHENWARE / REDWARE SHAVING MUG

Item/Auction Attributes

lead-glazed with mottled copper and manganese decoration,
Mid 19th century.
Rim having a chip and a flake. Manufacturing flaws including some glaze skips, as made.
4 3/4" HOA, 3 5/8" D rim.
Provenance: The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA. Sotheby's, 1/29/1995, lot 299. Ex-collection of the New York Historical Society. Ex-collection of Elie Nadelman, 1937.
$200.00
$300.00
Catalogue Note: This piece was formerly in the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (Polish American, 1882-1946). Nadelman, a sculptor, and his wife, Mrs. Viola Flannery, started the Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, NY in 1925. The museum was the first significant collection of American and European folk art in America, eventually comprising some fifteen thousand objects. After losing much of their wealth in the Great Depression, the Nadelmans sold the majority of the museum's collection to the New York Historical Society in 1937.