Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design a system of inexpensive homes that could be ordered from a Wisconsin developer out of a catalog. The American Systems Built Houses vase was an option.
Designed Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1915-1917. Offered in 18", 24" and 30" diameters.
Each Frank Lloyd Wright planter is assigned a numbered Frank Lloyd Wright signature plaque to distinguish its place in the Frank Lloyd Wright® stoneware collection.
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About cast stone
This planter is crafted from cast stone, superior to cast concrete in look and feel. Cast stone is a concrete based building material manufactured and molded to simulate natural cut stone. Nichols Bros.' dry cast products are made from zero slump concrete, using the Vibrant Tamp Method, in a rigid mold, until it is densely compacted.
The raw materials used in the product are Portland cement, Type I, white or gray, multi-sized aggregates of manufactured or natural sand, inorganic iron oxide pigments (when required for coloring), approved admixes (poly-plex and glass fibers) and water.
All the the mix designs meet with the standard specifications of the Cast Stone Institute for architectural cast stone.
The mid-size and larger pieces are reinforced with galvanized aircraft cable. Flat surfaces and rings are reinforced with rebar or non-ferrous pipe.
All cast stone products ship LTL common carrier. All products are made to order and non-returnable.
Exclusive licensed manufacturer
Since 1977, Nichols Bros. Stoneworks has been the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright reproduction vases as well as select sculptures. The cast stone Frank Lloyd Wright reproductions are hand formed in molds of historical exactitude, combining centuries old dry casting methods and state of the art technology and additives to improve strength. Each piece is assigned a numbered Frank Lloyd Wright signature plaque to distinguish its place in the Frank Lloyd Wright stoneware collection.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® of products is authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. A portion of the sales of these products supports the conservation and education programs of the Foundation. For further information see Frank Lloyd Wright.
Fabrication begins upon order - allow 4 to 5 weeks for fabrication plus 1 week transit
Limited Guarantee Against Product Failure Due to Freeze/Thaw
Nichols Bros. Containers are made of materials and through a process which allows for them to accept virtually unlimited number of cycles of freezing and thawing, whether planted or empty. For that reason,
Nichols Bros. Stoneworks guarantees our containers from failure due to freezing and thawing for a period of ten (10) years from date of delivery to our customer.
Limitations & Protection Against Abuse of Guarantee:
We do not guarantee our containers from failure due to other actions which might befall the products, such as being struck, dropped or otherwise abused.
Nichols Bros. Stoneworks reserves the right to request the return, for inspection and analysis, to the Snohomish, WA location, any product for which freeze – thaw failure is claimed, with the return packing and shipping costs incurred being borne at least initially by the claimant.
Whether or not the product is returned, any claim must be made in writing and include a full description of the location of the container, when it was most recently moved to the location where failure was first noted, its contents immediately prior to its failure upon its environment and possible cause of its failure.
Upon their review of the written claim and/or the product itself, and based upon their experience and results of any outside scientific analysis they choose to employ, if, in the sole judgment of Nichols Bros. Stoneworks the container is determined to have failed due to a freeze-thaw process, Nichols Bros. will ship to the claimant a new, replacement container of the same size and design, at Nichols Bros. Cost, and at the same time refund the costs incurred by the claimant to have had the failed product packed and shipped to Nichols Bros.
If, on the other hand, in Nichols Bros.’ sole judgment the product failure is determined to have been caused by something other than freeze-thaw, Nichols Bros. will not be required to replace the container or to reimburse for the packing and shipping of the container for their inspection. Further, Nichols Bros. may, at its option, charge back any out-of-pocket costs incurred by them to have determined the cause of the failure, those costs do not exceed the initial price paid by the claimant for that container.