Carved Box with Hinged Lid and Latch
- Ira Blount
- 5 3/4 × 2 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (14.6 × 5.7 × 8.9 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- This carved box is remarkable for its wooden construction, which includes a functional wood swivel latch and hinges. Utilizing wood and varnish, artist and craftsman Ira Blount (1918-2020) realizes his philosophy on resourcefulness. A glossy coating highlights the wood’s natural grain and showcases minor variations in color.
- After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
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