Tin Punch with Floral Design
- Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
- tin plate
- 11 × 14 1/8 × 9/16 in. (28 × 35.8 × 1.4 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- Floral designs are enclosed in two circles and a rectangular border in this tin punch. Because tin was both portable and affordable during the American Colonial period, the material was commonly used for practical and aesthetic purposes. This decorative example illustrates the popularity of traditional folk arts among contemporary makers, including artist Ira Blount who found calm and sought to spread joy through crafting.
- 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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- tin punch
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- Anacostia Community Museum
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