This is very nice eggplant shape treasure box made out of Katalox (Swartzia cubensis) with Greenheart (Ocotea rodiei) stem. Also known as Mexican Royal Ebony, Katalox has a deep burgundy and purple tones, perfect for an eggplant. The wood is very hard and heavy, polishes up to a glasslike finish. Greenheart is another interesting wood .Greenheart is not as innocent as it sounds, being both toxic and explosive. As a log dries, it builds up so much internal stress that it has a tendency to shatter suddenly and violently sending pieces of wood flying. While nontoxic and nonirritating to the touch, if one gets a splinter from this wood, the wound will invariably festers (no, I haven't tested that out, but it doesn't hurt to believe in this case). Troublemaker as it is, Greenheart has its desirable qualities: extremely rot-resistant, hard, dense, takes a nice polish. It also exhibits an unique olive green tint with random dark streaks that goes very well with the dark fruit.
This threaded box can be used to hold small valuables...The screw-on cap ensured that your content is secured; also serves as a unique gift for nature lovers
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-7/8" x 5-1/2"
-- All wood turned items were hand made 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 was 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 applicable
-- 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 addresses