|Project by Stephen Mines||posted 03-01-2011 03:35 AM||2675 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Here is a matched pair of left and right, pierced, three lead magic wands in Gabon Ebony. They are displayed in a connected twin Red Oak sarcophagus with red flocked interior. This is when I first started experimenting with turned cases for wands. I turned them in solid wood (as split turnings) in the same shape as the wands they hold, then carved out the inside to accept and hold the wands. . .very thin wall in places. This set, when finished, kind of creeped me out with the obvious coffin/casket look, as if they were waiting to be interred. And so they were: in the Irving Lipton Collection, Encino, California. Thanks for looking!
-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)