Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Pair of Vases, 1890–1900
    Made by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959)
    Copper; 29 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (74 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)
    Gift of Charles L. and Jane D. Kaufmann, 1985 (1985.212.1,2)

    In the 1890s, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a series of copper objects: a hexagonal lamp, a hemispherical urn, and attenuated vertical vases, popularly known as "weedholders" or "skyscraper" vases. They are cogent examples of Wright's mastery of architectural scale in small utilitarian objects.

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  • Pair of Vases, 1890–1900
    Made by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959)
    Copper; 29 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (74 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)
    Gift of Charles L. and Jane D. Kaufmann, 1985 (1985.212.1,2)

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