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Norfolk Island Pine Vase Face

Norfolk Island Pine Vase Face


Norfolk Island Pine Vase Face

This is an extraordinary piece of wood from the Norfolk Island Pine tree. The Norfolk Island Pine tree is unique in that the branches grow concentrically and not randomly as most other trees. This  Norfolk Island Pine Vase with an image of a face seems to be staring at us with 2 of the 7 red dots where the branches grew forming eyes.  The wood has beautiful grain markings and rich earth tone colors.
The translucent finish is achieved by soaking the form in boiled linseed oil. This is a long and tedious process that can take 2-8 weeks. When held up to the light some of the edges will appear to be translucent. The wood actually takes on a tortoiseshell look.  The size is 5-inch diameter and 6 inches tall.

This bowl is perfect as a Display Piece or Key Holder or Jewelry Keeper. It is food-safe,
Signed by the artist, Alan Adler.

Gift Ideas

This Norfolk Island Pine Vase Face will be perfect in your home or an exceptional Valentine’s Day gift or 5th Wedding Anniversary Gift for that very special person.

If you like this item check out other NIP items Norfolk Island Pine Plate

There are many more Wood Vases in my Etsy Store.


I design all items on this website in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA

True Story

I was in an Art gallery in 2008 and on display was a Norfolk Island Bowl similar to this. It was by a well know woodturner from Hawaii.  The cost was $3000. I was totally taken by it and even considered asking the gallery director for a payout program. I decided for $3000 it is possible to learn the process and buy the equipment… and so here we are. Maybe you should buy it now before I become famous and raise the price.

Care for your Vase

  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
  • Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
  • Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore luster



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