The Art Crafts Shop, Buffalo

The Art Crafts Shop, Buffalo, NY existed for about 4 years. A description of their evolution can be read below. This box is among the best designs produced. Very good condition with one very small piece of restoration to the enamel. It measure 3 1/2″ tall x 6 3/4″ wide x 4 3/4″ deep.

“Otto Heintz was born into a family of manufacturing jewelers established in 1875 in Buffalo , NY . By about 1902 he had purchased a small company, renamed it the Art Crafts Shop, and began design and manufacture of copper items with colored enamel decoration. He was granted three patents. By 1906 he changed the name to Heintz Art Metal Shop, and shifted to bronze as the base material and sterling silver as ornamentation. The Art Crafts Shop hammered “look” was replaced by a series of machine-shaped bodies with sophisticated patinas. The definitive patent for applying sterling silver to bronze without solder was granted August 27, 1912.” borrowed from