This is a hollow form vessel made from maple burl. It sits on an attached black walnut base that has been ebonized and has a copper leaf rim applied.
This piece was colored with many layers of dye. The first was black to bring out the burl figuring then sanded down. The next layers of orange, red, blue, green and purple where all layered one at a time and sanded down which blended the colors to create a very unique palette.
This is again finished with a food safe top coating and should be strictly a display piece. You could however place a small planter container inside but no direct water as this is full of inclusions that will leak. I have also included a photo of what this started out as.
Dimensions: Height:5.5″ Dia: 9.5″ Weight: 1lb 10oz