This is a pretty acorn shaped box made out of Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) with Raffia Palm nut (Raphia australis) cap. This is my first time combining the reddish Cocobolo with Raffia nut. I like the result! Cocobolo is a true rosewood from Mexico with prominent darker streaking on the nice warm tone wood. It is a very dense wood that polish up nicely. The figure can be extremely extravagant in Cocobolo, but the coarse pattern does not display well in tiny pieces like this one. The polka dot nut really adds visual impact and an exotic touch to this 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 small daily pills, keepsake... Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. 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): 1/2" x 1-1/8"
-- 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/or 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 larger item
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