Pipe bowl: ...3187 (black)
Overall: 4 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 9.8 x 8.6 cm )
incised: on back of rim around opening for tobacco: illegible inscription, not in English
Pipe bowl with circular flaring rim with impressed geometric pattern and saw-toothed edge around hole for tobacco and abstract flower with impressed decoration around hole for stem; tobacco and stem openings connected by L-shaped joint.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.