This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Chittum Burl (Cotinus coggygria) & Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Chittum burl is definitely the most interesting and the rarest burl I have ever came across. The figure is incredible, but the shimmering color mix is simple awesome! I have been searching for this wood for a while without sucess. Now I a have piece of burl, but still no decent size blank of wood. The irritating thing is this species is popular as garden shrubs. I pass by them all the time, but nobody ever throw out a piece from trimming. Also know as American Smoketrees, but they are certainly not a fire harzard. The "smokes" are fluffy panicles of flowers that blooms over the plant. This is the only case where there is smoke without fire! The wood is very pretty with it's yellowish green stripes--much like the Staghorn sumac--and also fluorescence under black light. The green cap picks up these hues in the acorn body for an eye-pleasing effect. I really like this one!
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): 1-3/4" 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
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