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Tortoiseshell
Tortoiseshell

Tortoiseshell is the shell of the tortoise. It has been used as inlay and to make small decorative objects since the seventeenth century. Some species of tortoise were put on the endangered species list in 1972, and new objects made from these shells cannot be sold legally. Tortex, a type of plastic, has been accepted as a replacement for tortoiseshell since the endangered species act banned the natural material.


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 TortoiseshellBoxIvory Inlays, Shaped Sides, Lid, Ball Feet, c.1860, 3 3/4 x 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSilver Mounted, Inscribed Lid Plaque, Hinged, Engraved, 1750, 3 x 8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Dome Lid, Rectangular, England, c.1915, 2 x 5 x 3 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Necessaire, Paris Views, Continental, 5 3/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Patch, Scroll Engraved Silver, c.1860, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Pierced, Squirrel & Grape Design, Brass Mounts, 2 x 3 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBrushChild's, 6 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBrush HolderLandscape Design, Mountain, Scrolled Foot, 3 3/4 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBrush HolderCylindrical, Black, Brown, Tan, 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBrushpotHexagonal, Phoenix, Clouds, Marked, Chinese, 1800s, 5 1/8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCabinetJewelry, Bombe Form, Handles, Brass Feet, 18 x 13 x 14 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCabinetMarble, Gilt Metal Mounts, Flat Cornice, 3 Drawers, 2 Drawers, Stand, 61 x 46 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCalendar Desk, Silver Mounted, Marked, London,1922, 3 3/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCalling Card CaseSilver, Gold, Victorian, 19th Century, England, 2 X 3 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseBone, Florentine Paper, England, 19th Century, 4 1/3 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Mother-of-pearl, Ivory, 4 3/8 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Sprays Of Thistles & Flowers, Mother-of-pearl, 4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Tooled, Leather, 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseDark Brown, Ivory, 19th Century, 4 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseElliptical, Silver Mounted, 19th Century, 3 3/4 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseHinged Cover, Ivory, Flowering Vine Border, 4 1/8 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, 3 1/2 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, Late 19th Century, 4 1/4 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, Marked, Canton, 4 x 2 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseMother-of-pearl Inlay, Large Flower Design, Continental, 3 3/8 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price


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