This is made of eucalyptus vein resin magnifying glass. This wood comes from Australia.
Take a look at the photo showing the end of the grain and you'll see how it is. The color ranges from cream through dark black. The dark colored veins in the wood are actually made of resin/sap in the wood.
I left the underside of the bowl almost intact. Take a look at the last photo to see the dramatic contrast from the bottom up.
All magnifying glasses have natural and empty cracks and these are not considered defects. It was carved on my wood tower by my hand care. My sanding and finishing process is rather complex and includes more than 20 steps.
It was finished with tung oil and then polished with wax. It is not for liquids. Like any natural wood product, it should not be placed in the sun for long periods of time. You will receive exactly the piece of art in the photo. It is 3 3/4\" high and 11\" in diameter.This sculpture is inscribed on the background with my name, the year of creation, the wood, the name of the piece and the name spiritwolf. All my turn to wood carved art pieces are inscribed with this name. According to family legend, it was the name of a long time ago ancestor and is understood as a way to honor my history. Having this piece in your collection, or even starting your collection with this piece, is something you need to do think it will be wonderful in your home or office.