This highly polished lidded vase was created by master wood crafter Doug Dill of Lanexa, Virginia using three different types of rare wood. The lower part of the vessel is made from Mount Vernon white oak circa 1783 and the collar is fashioned from burl rescued from a swamp oak tree circa 1771. These trees could have predated Washington's inheritance of Mount Vernon. Both trees were in decline until one recent winter when they blew over. The wood was then saved for very special collector pieces. The stately finial is crafted from a single piece of African ebony. Not suitable for use with water.
This unique collector’s piece is signed and numbered on the bottom and a small card with the tree source and date is included. The vase is accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Please note that this one-of-a kind item is not eligible for a discount.
Made in USA