"Sassy" Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Appalachian Pot Belly Fiddle (in glass dome)
"Sassy" Hand Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Appalachian Pot Belly Fiddle. Although this unusual instrument combines the rounded backside of a lute or mandolin, it still has the overall look, as well as the tuning, of a violin, albeit with a fifth string, and a fretless neck. This sassy little girl was carved from a single piece of HRB, specifically, a profound example of the most extreme -- pin-burl. Pin burl actually has spines growing out it like hedgehog or a sea urchin. Inlaid brass nut, bridge, and fretboard edging. This is an example of hand craftsmanship at its best, a collector's or musician's piece, using no computerization or chemical finishes in its making. "Sassy" comes mounted on a base of rosewood, mahogany, and zericote, and encased in a glass dome.
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 pin-burl heartwood, brass, and brass beads. Base of mixed exotic hardwoods and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Appalachian Pot Belly Fiddle 3.625” tall x 1.5” wide x .75 ” thick. Dome 5” tall x 3” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’19 monogram on oud back, lower left corner, 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 heirloom quality, 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. (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) as an environmentally-friendly enterprise.