Out to Sea Reliquary Box

The antiquated romance of aged copper meets maritime motif in this ocean-inspired treasure box.
created by

Grace Gunning

$194.00 $ 134.99

Grace Gunning created by

Grace Gunning

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Shining Sea

Relive memories of windswept beaches, waves lapping the shoreline, and a life spent anchored to the sea with Grace Gunning's evocative container. In her ocean-inspired treasure box, the antiquated romance of aged copper meets a maritime motif. Grace found the inspiration for her keepsake box in the harrowing tale of Moby Dick and the location of her studio, along the mighty Hudson River in upstate New York.

She utilizes hand-run 18th and 19th century machines to shape the heavy gauge copper into a precious box. In the lid, she frames a low-relief diorama under glass of breaching whales and the proud prow of a tall ship. When tilted, hundreds of metal beads roll across the imagery, offering a changing view and a calming whir as the metallic waves ebb and flow in and out of sight. A ruminative reliquary for an old seadog or boating enthusiast, the velvet-lined box can keep a special pair of cufflinks, irreplaceable photos, and other important belongings safe when you're docked at home. Handmade in New York.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in New York

Grace Gunning

created by

Grace Gunning


New York

After growing up in Blacklick, Ohio in the late 50s and 60s, she moved to New York City. From her background to Greenwich Village as a teenager, she grew to understand that life is wackier than we can even imagine.

In her studio in upstate New York along the mighty Hudson River, past meets present. Through the work of play and the play of work, she brings you marvelous handmade creations.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
lead free solder, Glass, Copper
6.25" L x 5.25" W x1.5" H
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It is absolutely lovely - a bit smaller than I had visualized (silly me I never got out a ruler), but it will work just fine. It was packaged securely to protect this treasure, so arrived in perfect condition. I am delighted with my purchases.

St. Louis, MO


Excellent gift for my Dad!!!


I ordered this for my Dad for his birthday. I have not seen it in person but he is very honest when he tells me about gifts I send. He absolutely loves it. He used to sail and this reminds him of those days. He was impressed with the quality and beauty of the box.



Out to Sea Reliquary Box

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