This is a very special eggplant shaped pendant box made out of Bois de Rose (Dalbergia maritima) with Verawood ((Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Bois de Rose is one of the rarest and most beautiful types of true rosewood from Madagasca. The timber has a unique deep reddish purple tone that darken with time. The wood is often adorned with dark veins as shown in this acorn. This beautiful timber is increasingly difficult to obtain, as all legal exports have stopped permanently. Verawood is a fine, hard and heavy wood (also known as Argentine Lignum Vitae) with a nice green patina after exposure. The cap of this eggplant was turned and let to "aged" in my workshop for awhile to achieve the green tone. Perfect little eggplant to delight the senses. I really like this one!
Here it is, a small eggplant with a secret compartment for you to dangle around. Good for very small daily pills or memorial keepsake. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, yet can be easily accessed. If you want a permanent seal, apply a very small amount of wood glue to the thread before closing.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 5/8" x 2"
-- 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 (8.75%) for shipping to CA addresses
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