This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Cocuswood (Brya ebenus) with Cork Oak (Quercus suber) cap. Cocus is an extremely rare species is found in Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Also called Green, Brown, or West Indian Ebony. The heartwood is brownish-yellow to dark brown often with a greenish tinge. It is usually beautifully veined with darker streaks. The wood is hard and heavy. It is well known for its use in woodwinds such as flutes, piccolos, and bagpipes because of its fine and uniform grain, its beautiful coloring and its resonance. The dark brown tone is just the color of a riped acorn. As you can probably tell, I have a weakness for oaks and their acorns. A symbol of strength and endurance, oak is the national tree of many Western countries, including the dear US. Cork Oak is even more special for producing all those corks that you uncorked for special (or not so special) occasions. Unlike some porous oaks, this species has very fine grain wood that accept threading nicely, the centered piece has promiment radial rays to add visual interest. This is one nice acorn!
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): 1-1/2" x 2-1/8"
-- 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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