Handcrafted Argentine Osage Orange Wine Bottle Stopper with Gift and Display Box
This Wine Bottle Stopper is handcrafted with Argentine Osage Orange.
Argentine Osage Orange ~ Argentine Osage Orange is known by a host of names throughout its natural range in South America, though historically the wood has been known in English as Fustic. However, because of its close relationship and similar working properties to Osage Orange found in North America, merchants of imported hardwoods have referred to this wood as Argentine Osage Orange. This imported wood tends to be available in larger sizes, and with fewer knots or twists than the domestic species. Argentine Osage Orange is sometimes called Fustic because the wood contains a yellow dye called fustic—which has historically been used in making brown, yellow, and green colored dyes for fabric.
Tree Size: 60-80 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. trunk diameter.
There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
The metal portion of the stopper is FDA kitchen grade stainless steel, which is very resistant to corrosion. The 3 O-rings will allow a snug fit in various bottle sizes, and the small profile draws the viewer to the handcrafted work instead of the metal part of the stopper.
To clean a bottle stopper, please use a damp cloth. Do not put this or any other art in your dishwasher!