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Exquisite containers...with a twist!

LV-4357 Sago Palm with Guatemalan Mora Plug and Base--Threaded Vessel

LV-4357 Sago Palm with Guatemalan Mora Plug and Base--Threaded Vessel

$ 495.00

This is truly a unique threaded vessel made from Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) with Guatemalan Mora (Inga sp.) plug and base. Sago palm is not a true palm but a prehistoric Cycad species. It is popular as landscaping tree. This vessel was turned from a whole trunk of a young tree I failed to cultivate. The poor thing languished for a few years in my front yard, then withered and died. But not all was lost. I saw an interesting experiment and was so pleased with the result! I don't think anyone has ever turned a Cycad, not to mention cutting a thread in it.. The fish scale pattern is where all the leaves attached to the trunk. I framed the beautiful vessel with a dark cap and base, using Guatamelan Mora for it's harmonizing color.

Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-5/8" x 3-5/8"

-- 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.