The Spirit of Art box by Cuba Rica does not celebrate art, but rather celebrates Art Kalasho, a good friend of the cigar maker. Kalasho’s image is featured both on the lid in gold and inside the lid in black. This is another box that I’ve not seen before – certainly not common – and I’ve tried to finish it as a pen box in accordance with its unusual nature.
The box originally was gleaming glossy white with gold logo on the exterior (even on the bottom), but completely bare wood on the inside. To give the inside a somewhat more finished look, I painted the edges white to match the exterior, then transitioned to a beige theme to match the inside of the lid.
I fitted the box with a nine pen flocked velour tray in beige, with each pen held in its individual compartment, and allowing up to 6 3/8 inches of length per pen.
Since the bottom of the box is finished in the same gloss white as the top, I’ve used round 2mm foam feet to create a non-slip, non-marring support surface.
The box measures 8 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches x 1 1 /2 inches.
The Cuba Rica Spirit of Art Nine Pen Box is priced at
$45 plus shipping. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.
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