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Vase

Maker:
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)
Date:
1890–1900
Geography:
Made in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Copper
Dimensions:
29 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (74 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles L. and Jane D. Kaufmann, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.212.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 745
Wright designed these copper vases that he called "weed holders" and displayed them in his own home in Oak Park, Illinois, as well as in several other of his residential commissions. While this pair is not the set the Littles owned, their daughter Eleanor Stevenson, in a letter to the Museum dated January 1974, described some of the room’s original furnishings and sketched a vase like these, characterizing it as "excessively tall." She wrote that the family had a pair of such vases placed "in the recesses of the fireplace."
Charles L. and Jane D. Kaufmann, East Lebanon, Maine, until 1985
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