The Presidential Pepper Mill was designed and created for
Sam Kass, the personal chef to President Barack Obama.
The entire seal of the Republic is hand carved in African Ebony. The wreath is inlaid with atomized brass and the stars are millefiori glass. The eagle neck and tail feathers are inlaid with crushed inlace granules, the wings, beak, rump, thighs and banner with atomized brass. the feet with atomized copper, the olive branch with malachite gemstone and the arrows with atomized aluminum . The stripes of the shield of the body and top are made from holly and red French veneers. The stars are 18 gauge sterling silver with the background blue French veneers. The banding on the top and base is inlaid with braided polished brass.