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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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TortoiseshellBoxString,Cover,Silver,Gadrooned Bands,London,c.1888,5 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellBoxWriting, Lid, Inlays, Silk, Divided, Drawer With Pen Tray, Ink Bottles, c.1850, 13 x 9 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellBrushpotReticulated, 4 x 3 1/8 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellCigarette Case Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellHumidorHinged Lid, Brass, Painted Metal Interior, 6 Compartments, Paw Feet, 12 x 8 5/8 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellInkstand Rust, Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, Blue Bottles, Late 1800s, 4 x 9 x 6 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellTea Box2 Lids, Foil Lined Compartments, Brass Feet, England, 1800s, 6 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBottleSnuff, Warriors On Horseback, Ivory Stopper, 2 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBottle4 Sides, Mushroom-shaped Threaded Lid, Nickel & Cork Stopper, 5 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBottleScent, Brown, Amber, Silver Collar, Amber Blown Stopper, 4 1/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxIvory Bun Feet, Victorian, England, 1 1/4 X 3 1/2 X 2 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxOriental Carved, Oval, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxPatch, 2 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxPill, 2 1/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxPill, Horn, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSilver Plated Brass, Lift Out Tray, Scissors, Thimble, 3 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxTrinket, 4 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxTrinket, Ivory, 7 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxBrass Inlaid, Boulle Type, Asprey & Co., London, Round1996Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCigarette, 6 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxInlaid Silver Shield Cover, 10 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxRectangular, Silk Lined, 19th Century, 8 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxTrinket, 6 X 5 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxOrnate Gild, Brass Fittings, Handle, 5 1/2 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCircular, Figure By A Riverscape, Ivory, France, Late 19th Century, 3 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price


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