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Lacquer Wood Trinket Box, "Royal Heritage Cat"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (86)
Playful and coquettish, this cat personifies the most exclusive of felines... more

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Playful and coquettish, this cat personifies the most exclusive of felines, Thailand's Korat, or Si-Sawat cat, reserved only for royals and high-ranking officials. This cat of natural race has been bred in the royal cattery of Korat province since 1350. The earliest known record of the Korat appears in "The Cat-Book of Poems" edited between 1350 and 1767. This book presents Thailand's seventeen good luck cats, and is presently found at Bangkok's National Library.

According to this book, "the Korat has a body color like the dok lao (a plant similar to lemongrass, but with silver-tipped flowers). The hairs are smooth, with roots like clouds and tips like silver; the eyes shine like dewdrops on a lotus leaf." Locally, the cat is known as Si-Sawat, (Happiness). By tradition, a Korat cat is given to a young royal couple on their wedding day as a symbol of happiness and long lasting marriage.

Nantana Sompamitre replicates the cat's elegance as she carves this unique jewelry box of mango wood. Painted with acrylics, the piece receives several coats of lacquer, which Sompamitre prepares from the Gluta usitata tree and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks.

As each is individually handmade, please expect a slight variation in size and color.

  • 0.14 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 10 cm H x 13 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 5" W x 2.6" D

  • Mango wood
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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86

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02/11/2017

"Smile on everyone's face"

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Nantana did a beautiful and delightful job on this adorable cat. It will be cherished forever. Thank you

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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12/31/2016

"Royal Heritage Cat Box"

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Beautiful craftsmanship. A perfect gift and decor piece for cat lovers! Very pleased with purchase.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas
From Kansas City, MO, USA

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12/18/2016

"Pretty Cat Trinket Box"

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What a charming, well-crafted little gem of a box. I love the shiny black lacquer and the style and shape of this. It's a must for any cat lover to keep special keepsakes safe and handy.

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From Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

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06/20/2016

"This sassy cat..."

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... holds my nail clippers. Smart kitty!

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From dale city, virginia

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12/17/2020

"nice cat"

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looks good. Thank you

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From Indianapolis, IN, USA

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04/30/2018

"My second purchase!"

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Royal Heritage Cat is a gorgeous box for keeping a few of your favorite go-to jewelry pieces. I love mine so I bought one for my cat loving daughter. She approved!

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  • Occasion: 'just because'

Verified Reviewer

05/02/2021

"Classy and beautiful"

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beautiful box, great detail, delicate

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04/20/2021

"Very beautiful small present"

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I bought this set to give to three of my aunts so I could give something similar to each of them and avoid family quarrells about ?My present isnt as good as hers~? without giving them exactly the same thing. These boxes worked perfectly. Now they can go on quarrelling about somebody elses present.

Best Uses

  • Decoration, saving family gatherings

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Verified Reviewer

04/20/2021

"Extremely delicate paintwork"

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I really like these lacquer boxes for their unusal shape (square, oval and round being the norm) and the intrincate and minute brushwork of the painting. It is delicate and minimal at the same time to cumpliment modern and minimalist interiors.

Best Uses

  • Bobonnière, decoration, to keep knick-knacks

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Verified Reviewer

03/11/2021

"So cute"

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This is the cutest owl. Great for on my kitchen windowsill!

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From CA

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01/29/2021

"Adorable little boxes"

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These boxes are adorable! The flowers are cute and well painted. Theyre perfect for storing rings or small earrings and they look great on the shelf.

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  • jewelry storage

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From PA/USA

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11/10/2020

"the perfect gift"

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I bought this for a friend - c cat lover of course - and she really loved it. Dont hesitate - if you like cats get it! very nice quality

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  • decoration

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