Elm Treen bottle with Bois de Rose minaret finial. The finial is made from a rare wood from Madagascar, a member of the rosewood family. While being shaped on the lathe it smells of cinnamon and honey. The dark discolorations and the white splotching on the left of the photo is called spalt, and is essential the process of fungal rot that has been stopped before the wood has lost structural integrity. Much desired by wood artisans.