Our ‘Peach’ is a lovely box made of red sandalwood/Zitan.
The size is : 10.5cm x 9.9cm x 4.9cm.
Beautiful grains. With lights the grains appear more visible.
The design is inspired by the shape of peach.
The material of this box is Indian red sandalwood/Zitan.
Red sandalwood has historically been valued in China, particularly during the Qing Dynasty periods, and is referred to in Chinese as 'Zitan' (紫檀) and spelt tzu-t'an by earlier western authors when they introduced classical Chinese hardwood furniture to the west.
An exquisite chair made of red sandalwood can be seen today in China's Forbidden City in Beijing, inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and once used by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty.
Due to its slow growth and rarity, things made of 'Zitan' is rare and expensive. It has been one of the most prized woods for millennia.
The condition of the box is perfect. There is no cracking nor mending on the wood.
The box is made of the whole piece of wood. No gluing. No piecing together. There is neither lacquer nor wax on this red sandalwood box. The shimmer of the box is purely from polishing.
The craftsmanship is superb. All details have been carefully treated. You can hardly believe this is handmade.
The proportion between lines and surfaces are unexceptionable.
The lifelike stem of a peach is hand-carved on one side of the box.
The ‘Peach ’is well worthy of your favourite precious jewellery.