This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of German Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) with Brown Oak (Quercus robur) cap. Indigenous to Europe, this piece of Hornbeam comes from Germany, one of the few hardwoods from a country rich in conifers. What's special about his one is the incredible spalting, which transforms this normally plain wood into a piece of multicolor artwork. Combined with Oak, National Tree of Germany, this acorn honors the native home of Albert Einstein and many famous scientists, inventors and engineers, plus some of the world's most well-known composers of classical music, not to mention influential philosophers that shaped the course of history.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap 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): 2-1/8" x 2-3/8"
-- 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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