This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Iliahi Sandalwood (Santalum elipticum) with Royal Palm (Roystonea regia) cap. Sandalwood is a parasitic small tree that establishes on the roots of host trees. The oil from the wood has a distinctive, pleasant scent that last. This very expensive oil is used for medicine and perfume. This acorn is perfect for your sniffing pleasure. Sandalwood is not only rare, but tends to crack up like crazy. This is a rather large acorns (and could be the only one) I managed to cut out from the block. Royal palm is a common ornamental palm, but the "wood" is seldom utilized. Due to it's porous, stringy nature, it is the most difficult thing to cut thread with. It took me 4x longer to carefully thread and shape this cap than with another well behaved hardwood. However, the shimmering result is totally worth it. So, once in a while, when I feel up to the challenge...And this one is a true challenge, with a a larger diameter to deal with than my previous attempts. So, here you have it: rare + demanding = ????
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Thought 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): 1-5/8" x 2-1/4"
-- 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
-- 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
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