This is a very special tall threaded vessel made out of Italian Stone Pine (Pinus pinea) and Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) cap. A beautiful topiary of this pine had decorated my neighbor's front yard until a few of it's naughty roots punctured the underground water pipe. It wasn't the tree's fault, just bad planning in the first place, but the tree had to be extracted to repair the damaged pipe. So, as a consolation for my neighbor, I turned a piece out of the biggest section for his keepsake. The rest will eventually become something special in another collection. The piece is choke full of knots, formed by repeated pruning. Imaging turning this log with branches sticking out everywhere, what fun! This species also hold a special memory for me: A lone pine standing on the cliff, looking out to the azure ocean on the Almafi coast of Italy, seemingly oblivious to the hustle bustle of the tourist crowd. It is surely the most photographed Stone Pine in the world: http://www.terragalleria.com/europe/italy/amalfi-coast/picture.ital7515.html. I made the threaded cap out of Madrone, a local wood with a reddish brown color that matches the color of these wonderful dark knots.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 3-1/2" x 7"
-- All wood items were hand turned 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 were 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, if possible.
-- 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 (9.25%) for shipping to CA addresses.