TrayMade in New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Possibly made by Joseph Heinrichs, American (active New York and Paris), active 1897 - 1937
Copper and silver with horn and stone arrowhead decoration
1993-65-2Purchased with the Richardson Fund and the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1993
LabelIn 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 Tray, which is part of a punch service---the representation of American Indian heads and bear pelt, together with the stone arrowheads and horn ladle handle---came to symbolize the country's uniqueness and strength as it was taking its place as a world power.
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