This finely turned hollow form was created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for the vessel was sourced from a swamp chestnut oak that was planted on the green overlooking the Potomac no later than 1771. This tree could have predated Washington's inheritance of Mount Vernon. It was in serious decline for a number of years until one recent winter evening when it blew over. The wood was then saved for very special collector pieces. This unique item is signed and numbered on the bottom; a small card with the number and tree source and date is included. This cylindrical form which curves slightly in the middle is approximately 4" in diameter with a 2" wide opening. This unique piece of art stands 8" tall with the top, made rare ebony wood which was not sourced from Mount Vernon's historic trees, adding another 2 inches to the overall height. The multiple stitches on the side of the vessel add both stability and visual interest.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Please note that there are no discounts available for this item. Handmade in the USA.