This is very nice eggplant shape trinket box made out of Purpleheart (Peltogyne paniculata) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. I have not made an eggplant for awhile because the recess, tapered, hand carved cap is an ado unto itself. But the deep purple Purpleheart and the deep green Verawood are begging to be transformed into an eggplant, so here it is: looks good enough to eat...Now, I am dreaming of Szechwan eggplant, eggplant parmesan, baigan ka bharta, moussaka, baba ghanoush... The cap will eventually develop a green patina, and the purple will be deeper with time. This Purpleheart piece has beautiful shimmer and interesting markings. You have to swirl it around to enjoy the depth and changing look!
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 4-1/8"
-- 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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