Made by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 18671959)
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.