Figured maple, Sapele, Maple, Indian rosewood, Crushed rock, Brass pins
It was sold at the American Association of Woodturners annual symposium as part of their fundraising live auction in June, 2010.
The top finial lifts off to reveal a small reliquary. The lower finial holds an open sided “egg” containing a small suspended ornament. The crushed rock is glued in place to prevent spilling. The whole piece can be turned upside down without dislodging the crushed rock base.