Handmade Historic White Oak Vase #55
The focal point of this vase's design is a rugged bark exterior which has been partially turned to display the tree's beautiful swirled burling. In addition to maintaining the natural quality of the bark, the artist has carefully hollowed out the inside of this piece through a 1 inch opening, allowing a small natural flaw in the bark to expose the vase's interior.
Although irregular in shape, the overall silhouette of this vase is cylindrical, with a 6" diameter, and a 3" round base. At its tallest point, the vase is approximately 6¾" tall.
Created in Lanexa, Virginia by master wood crafter, Doug Dill.
These unique, one-of-a-kind Historic Wood pieces are each hand signed and numbered on the underside by the artist; Included with the vase is a small tag with the piece's unique serial number, tree source, and its dating. Additionally, the purchase will be accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
The majestic white oak stood at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for about 240 years until it fell on a windless night in November 2019. It had witnessed the passing of history as Civil War soldiers carved a cross and star in its bark. The tree was 115 feet tall and 12 feet around.
Learn more about the White Oak tree which fell at Mount Vernon Here.