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LV-4565  Bay Laurel Burl & Chechen Acorn Jewelry, Ring Box, Pill Box-SCREW CAP

LV-4565 Bay Laurel Burl & Chechen Acorn Jewelry, Ring Box, Pill Box-SCREW CAP

$ 95.00

This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Bay Laurel Burl (Umbellularia californica) withChechen (Metopium brownei cap.  From the soil of my California home State, Bay Laurel is commonly seen along creek sides and canyon.  A monotypic and endemic species, it even carries "californica" in it's latin name.  For some reason, the name switches to Oregon Myrtle when it crosses over to that state.  However,  it is not a true laurel nor myrtle, just happen to have the spicy aroma.  To me, the wood smells so good when turn, but for some, the smell gives them headache, so the tree is also known as Headache Tree.  This species was valued by Native Americans as food source and medicine, the leaves had been used as a cure for.. headache, go figure.  Today,   it is well sought after as a world class tone wood with nice tight grain with a shimmering sheen.  But we are looking at the burl here, and what a beauty with eyes, swirls and chatoyancy.  The uniquely patterned cap compliments the light beige nut. This is another one I really like!

A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.

Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 2-1/2"

-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item, if possible
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (9.25%) for shipping to CA address