1995 Stephen Paulsen Born: Palo Alto, California 1947 maple, macassar ebony, ebony, poinciana, and tagua overall: 5 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (14.0 x 4.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund 1995.53.3A-D Not currently on view
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Stephen Paulsen first developed his scent bottles in 1978, and they have since been featured in publications and museums around the world. He combines the dark grains, mottled surfaces, and rich colors of exotic hardwoods to create beautifully detailed objects that look as though they were designed for royalty.
Crafts - Wood
wood - ebony
wood - maple