The Creation of Beauty

Description

Jewellery box, handmade in solid wenge and quilted maple, with English holly inlay.

Internal trays are maple lined with velvet.

The finish is French polish.

Overall size: 34 x 24 x 10 cm.

Comes with leather bound booklet showing details of its design and construction

The inspiration for this piece comes from experiments to further our understanding of the fundamental structure of our universe, currently proceeding at CERN using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, sub-atomic particles are accelerated to near the speed of light and smashed together, the energy creating, for a brief moment, new particles, some never having been observed before. One of these particles, called the ‘Beauty Particle’ was one of the first observed when the LHC started working earlier last year (2010).

This box was specially made for a charity auction.

If you would like a similar box made for you please contact us. It usually takes 4-8 weeks to create a new box depending on the design.