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Pyrographic Box

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 9, 2017

This is a small pyrographic box with city-scape on the lid and an inscription, handwritten in Norwegian on inside of the lid. Circa 1940s.

Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this box in our collections database.