Return to Previous Page

Punch Bowl

Possibly made by Joseph Heinrichs, American (active New York and Paris), active 1897 - 1937

Geography:
Possibly made in New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1900-1915

Medium:
Copper and silver with stone arrowhead decoration; interior electroplated with gold

Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 18 inches (34.3 x 60.3 x 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
1993-65-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Richardson Fund and the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1993

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Explore the Collections




Label:
In the twentieth century, as the eastern United States became more industrialized and urban, objects and images that evoked the ruggedness of the American West became popular. The iconography of this punch bowl - the representation of American Indian heads and bear pelt, together with the stone arrowheads - came to symbolize the country's uniqueness and strength as it was taking its place as a world power.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

Return to Previous Page