"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. No computerization or chemical finishes.
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.