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: © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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.