Sandalwood Carved Pocket Watch Showpiece
Sandalwood Carved Pocket Watch Showpiece
Height: 13 Inches (with Chain)
Width: 4 Inches (Case Diameter)
Craft : Sandalwood Carving
Material : Sandalwood
Technique : Carving, Sculpting
Woodwork has been there in Rajasthan since the 17th century. The masterpieces of woodwork from the 17th and 18th centuries can still be seen in the museums of Rajasthan. The grand entrance of the palaces and havelis feature intricately carved wooden doors.
The doors of Rajasthan indicated the beautiful wood carvings that were predominant in the area. The wooden doors also had an influence of the Mughal style; such designs were known as the Akbari Mughal Rajput style doors. This style included designs like lotuses, peacocks, betels, medallions, etc.
Wood work in the form of latticed windows or jaalis, door arches, parapet walls, etc. are quite popular in Rajasthani architecture. For long Sandalwood has been used as one of the most preferred wood for carving. Sandalwood is easy to handle and carve. Moreover the pleasant smell of sandalwood is an added advantage.
The objects fashioned range from one inch long Almond model case, to a three feet tall doll; all however are characterized by the manner in which the entire width of the wood is carved so as to create a series of progressively detailed layers. For instance, once a wooden flower is opened, the petals reveal small boxes, which in turn reveal minutely carved scenes.
The craft process begins with the cutting of the sandalwood block into the desired size and the maandana or sketching of the form onto it in pen or pencil. Fine motifs may be first sketched on paper and then traced onto the wood. The craftsmen then chisel away the extraneous matter to reveal the finished form. What’s particularly unique about their carvings is the way they carve designs within designs – almost like the layers of a babushka doll. Most times themes for the miniaturised wooden carvings center around history, mythology and day-to-day life in India. The work is accomplished with the most basic and often handmade tools applied with the meticulous care of a filigree artist such as small iron sticks, knives, and chisels to carve with extreme precision on very small objects.
Sandalwood is used mainly due to its malleable characteristics and delicate natural fragrance. It has an even texture because of its close grains and fewer knots. The heart of the wood is most used and it has a fragrance that lasts years. The yellow/brown sandalwood grows darker with age after it is cut. The highly intricate designs are created by using a combination of carving methods, such as deep carving, shallow carving, latticework and fretwork on a nearly impossible miniature scale.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Due to the unique nature of art, if your work is meaningfully not as described, inauthentic, does not arrive, or arrives damaged, we will work with you to find the best resolution, including getting your money back. In some instances, a partial refund, restoration, or exchange may be the best resolution.
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Shipping & Delivery
How are the artworks packaged?
The works are packaged by the artist and follow a standardised packaging process. We confirm the packaging with the artist before shipping and take care to make sure the work is properly protected.
How long does delivery take?
After the payment has been processed, delivery takes 7 days on average, which leaves time for packaging and shipping. This may vary depending on the artist's availability, potential framing of a work and the distance between the artist's studio and your home. Whatever happens, we will keep you updated.
Who takes care of the delivery?
Depending on the destination and the size of the work, we use delivery companies such as DHL or UPS, or specialist art delivery companies.
Which countries do you deliver to?
We deliver everywhere, or in any case all countries that our delivery companies operate in! Any concerns? Do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be able to find a solution for delivery - even if you live on a desert island!
Is the delivery of the artwork insured?
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If I buy several artworks, will they be delivered at the same time?
Each work is shipped by the artist. So if the two works are by the same artist, they may be delivered at the same time (under normal circumstances).
If they are by different artists, the delivery dates will be different.
However, if you have an issue and need them to arrive in the same place at the same time, let us know and we will arrange delivery accordingly.
Can I get artworks delivered to a different country or to a different person?
We will deliver to the address you gave on your order. Generally we set the delivery date with the person who will receive the work and whose name you gave. If it's a surprise or a present, let us know!
Our Shipping policy
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalised orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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