Approximately eighteen hand hammered copper urns were made for Frank Lloyd Wright by James A. Miller and Brother, Chicago, Illinois. This Dana-Thomas House urn was purchased by the Dana-Thomas House Foundation at auction in 1998. The second urn from the house is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed all of the furnishings to be used in the Dana-Thomas House. The firms that he employed to create the items for the house were often ones that he had worked with in the Chicago area. Active in the Chicago Architectural Club, Frank Linden (1859-1934) worked with Wright on the execution of the magnificent art glass. The Linden Art Glass Company also handled fabric and furniture design and coordination. The iridescent art glass was made by the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, in Kokomo, Indiana.