For the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright please see the entry of lot 112
Apart from the well-known model Frank Lloyd Wright designed only a few other vases. The designs are in Frank Lloyd Wright archives in Taliesin, Wisconsin and show a cylindrical vase on a cross-shaped base and a three-sectioned obelisk-shaped vase on a pyramid-shaped base: the bud vase. Although sources on Wright and Leerdam do not reveal information on the production of the present lot, the vase clearly shows an attempt to execute Wrights design. For technical reasons the three-sectioned shape could not be cut from a blown model. Therefore the vase is square-sectioned. Based on corrections by Wright on sketches sent to Leerdam, the design was altered by adding a zigzag-movement to the base of the vase. There is no indication that Wright ever saw the result.
To be published in:
T.G. te Duits, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Leerdam Archive, Rotterdam 2002