"Celtic Lyre" Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature Lyre (in glass dome)
This lovely Renaissance style Celtic Lyre is hand crafted from contrasting mauve and cream "bi-color" (heartwood and sapwood) Honduran rosewood burl. It stands 6" tall, and is carved from one solid piece of HRB, with inlaid brass frets, and a scrolled headstock. Includes handmade display stand, with HRB collar, brass rod, and mounted on a multicolored hardwood base, within a glass dome. This is Old World hand craftsmanship at its best.
Arrives securely packed in CUSTOM MOLDED STYROFOAM BLOCK in Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box.
Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2019
All materials used: Honduran rosewood burl (heartwood and sapwood), brass wire, glass beads. Base of rosewood, mahogany, zericote, and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Lyre 6” tall x 2.75” wide x .3125” thick. Dome 7” tall x 4” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’19 monogram on lyreback, lower right, and NK “etching” on glass dome.
Honduran rosewood burl is a planetary legacy, one of the rarest, most valuable, and most collectible woods in the world. This one-of-a-kind HRB creation represents the heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. It was lovingly hand-carved and hand-buffed in keeping with Old World tradition, without any computerization or chemical finishes. The raw rosewood is legally imported by the artist, who is licensed and permitted under USDA/APHIS regulation, and approved by C.I.T.E.S. as an environmentally-friendly enterprise.