Frank Lloyd Wright / Weed holder / about 1895 - 1900Frank Lloyd Wright
Weed holder
about 1895 - 1900

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Creator Name: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1867 - 1956
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Frank Lloyd Wright
Creator Name: James A. Miller & Brothers
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Name-CRT: James A. Miller & Brothers
Title: Weed holder
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1895
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: about 1895 - 1900
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Copper
Materials and Techniques: copper
Dimensions: H.28 x W.4-1/4 x D.4-1/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.276.2
Credit Line: The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota
Copyright: ? Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wright designed this weed holder shortly after establishing his own architectural practice in 1893. He used it in several of his interiors, including the octagonal library in his own studio in Oak Park (1898) and the dining room of the Susan Lawrence Dana house in Springfield, Illinois (1902). The unusually slender shape was meant to accommodate the prairie plants of the Midwest.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.276.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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