Ithaka

  • Picolo Press, New York, 2007
  • Box: 78mm x 118mm x 25mm
  • Made in 2012
  • Collection of Neale M. Albert, New York, USA

Teak box with swivel lid with circular pattern cut into the lid of the box using a computerised router.
Inlaid with mother of pearl, coral, amber, ebony, leather and gold-plated brass. Sewn detail with blue thread.
The gold-plated brass sections are acid etched with parts of the following phrase from inside the book: 

'...to buy fine things, mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony, sensual perfume of every kind -...'

The box design was also based on this phrase. 
The box was made for an existing miniature book from the collection of Neale M. Albert, New York, USA.

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