Copper Punch

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
copper plate
Dimensions
10 1/2 × 15 1/2 × 9/16 in. (26.7 × 39.4 × 1.4 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This rectangular copper punch centers four leaves and flowers enclosed within a larger circle. Each of the shiny sheet’s corners contains a heart with a curvilinear design, and a single dotted row forms a border. The evenly-spaced punches and overall symmetry provide unity and cohesion to this contemporary example of the traditional American form made by artist Ira Blount (1918-2020).
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.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0112
Type
tin punch
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8e9763ea8-cafe-47c1-a45b-9adb48248dcd
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0112
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