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
Artist: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)Date: 1955Medium: Book (a) together with a conforming masonite authorized dealer sign (b)Accession: 1999.255a, bOn view in:Not on view