Diva Violin - Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature
Diva Violin - Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature. This is the undoubted queen of our mini luthier collection. This intricate creation was painstakingly carved (over 60 hours of labor) from seven individual components: body, neck, fingerboard, fiddlehead, bridge, tailpiece, and button. It is a true collector's or musician's piece. The body and fiddlehead are made from Honduran rosewood burl (HRB) heartwood; The bridge, neck, and button are spalted HRB sapwood, and the fretboard and tailpiece are ziricote. This is Old World hand craftsmanship at its best, using no computerization techniques or chemical finishes. "The Diva" comes mounted on a variegated hardwood base, and encased in a glass dome.
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Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2018
All materials used: Honduran rosewood burl (heartwood & sapwood), zericote wood, brass wire, glass beads. Base of zericote and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Violin 6.5” tall x 3.5” wide x 1/2 ” thick. Dome 7” tall x 4” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’18 monogram on violinback, 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 afterlife of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. 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.