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Wedding Anniversary Christening Birthday Graduation Retirement Christmas Memory

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Christening Box

 

The central focus of the box was to be a beautiful piece of scrimshaw provided by the child's grandfather.

This was framed with a horseshoe (in the upward orientation to catch good luck). Two open corral fences, symbolic of the whole world open to the child as he journeys through life, then bordered the frame and scrimshaw.

 Christening Box


Lauren Clare LeKites Christening Box

The bird that is carved on the top of the box is derived from a circa 1930’s penmanship flourishing (also know as pictorial calligraphy). Surrounding the bird is a perimeter border with a design known as Swiss Lace. Both the bird and the border were chosen to symbolize the grace and femininity that the child was sure to acquire from her parents and extended family.

 

Christening Box

Megan Olivia LeKites Christening Box

The bird that on the top of the box is derived from a circa 1930’s penmanship flourishing (also know as pictorial calligraphy). Surrounding the bird is an interwoven perimeter border. Both the bird and the border were chosen to symbolize the grace and femininity that the child was sure to acquire from her parents and extended family.

 

 

Christening

 

The design on this box, commissioned by the child's grandmother, reflected the mother's love of carousels and teddy bears, the father's carpentry skills (via the tools scattered about) and the child's initials on the blocks that the teddy bear sits upon.

On the underside of the lid is carved the appropriate data
announcing the birth of the child.

 

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