B. 1802 Dear Henry Vase
"There's a Hole in My Bucket" is a German children's song that originate in the 1700s. The song is based on a dialogue about a leaky bucket between two characters, called Henry and Liza. The song describes a deadlock situation: Henry has got a leaky bucket, and Liza tells him to repair it. But to fix the leaky bucket, he needs straw. To cut the straw, he needs an axe. To sharpen the axe, he needs to wet the sharpening stone. To wet the stone, he needs water. However, when Henry asks how to get the water, Liza's answer is "in a bucket". It is implied that only one bucket is available — the leaky one, which, if it could carry water, would not need repairing in the first place.
Most certainly William Beekman's children would have sung it and children still sing it today. That's an heirloom! And it has inspired our design for this collection of ceramics.
Each Dear Henry Vase is hand-thrown and hand-carved by one of the members of our B. 1802 Rural Artist Collective.
The vase stands approximately 8 inches in height and 6 inches in maximum width and is hand-glazed with our signature Beekman 1802 gun metal glaze giving the piece the look of iron.
Cut flowers can be arranged to "spill out" of the small openings for a dramatic presentation, and a pillar candle can be placed inside to create drama in a table setting as beams of light shine from the holes.