This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Pistachio (Pistaschia vera) with Malaysian Blackwood (Diospyros ebonaceae) cap. Yes, it is the tree with the yummy greenish nuts. The wood itself also has a nice green tint; some specimens also display beautiful swirling grain, like what you see here. Rotate this piece around and feast your eyes on the multicolors and the incredible figure! Endemic to the island of Malaysia, this so called blackwood is a true ebony species, also known as Asian Ebony. It is quickly becoming a favorite tone wood among guitar makers. The dark wood is closed grain, stable, with a reddish to greenish sheen and subtle multi-color stripes. It is one of my favorite, too, high up there on my active-hoarding list. This acorn is super smooth and heavy! I like this one!
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): 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
-- 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 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
-- 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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