molded and hand-hammered; of spherical form, worked in répeussé with four circular designs with crenelated edge, within elliptical and lozenge frame borders, raised on four spreading rectangular feet

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Urn, c. 1903

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Imagine this urn full of natural grasses, ferns, and other native Midwestern plants, prominently displayed in a home. Frank Lloyd Wright often celebrated local plants by bringing them inside, literally grounding a house to its site and blurring the border between indoors and outdoors. Created from molded and hand-hammered copper panels joined together, this spherical urn repeats the simple geometric forms in its circle-in-square decoration. The painterly cherry-red patina, or surface treatment, softens the strong form and would have complemented the natural colors of the plants

Details
Title
Urn
Artist Life
1867–1959
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.3
Curator Approved

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molded and hand-hammered; of spherical form, worked in répeussé with four circular designs with crenelated edge, within elliptical and lozenge frame borders, raised on four spreading rectangular feet

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