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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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 TortoiseshellBoxAnglo-Indian Veneer Applied Details Hinged Octagonal Lid Paw Feet c.1880 6 x 6 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDecorated Silver Hinge Mounts 2 1/4 x 1 x 5 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Boat Shape, Silver Stars, Dotted Borders, 19th Century, 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Cut Steel Beading, Line Inlay, 4 Turned Ivory Feet, 1 x 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Domed Lid, Metal Line Inlay, Cartouche, Domed Lid, England, 3 x 1 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Serpentine Front, Inlaid, Ivory Trim, 3 Bottles, 19th Century, 5 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Silver Mounted, Lined, A. & J. Zimmerman, Birmingham, Eng.1900, 2 x 5 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxBoat Shape, Silver Stars, Dotted Borders, 19th Century, 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCut Steel Beading, Line Inlay, 4 Turned Ivory Feet, 1 x 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Lid, Metal Line Inlay, Cartouche, Domed Lid, England, 3 x 1 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSerpentine Front, Inlaid, Ivory Trim, 3 Bottles, 19th Century, 5 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSilver Mounted, Lined, A. & J. Zimmerman, Birmingham, Eng., 1900,2 x 5 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxHinged Dome Lid, Silver Piping & Medallion, Ivory Trim, Rectangular, c.1825, 5 3/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxLid, Baroque, Brass, Ivory Inlays, Doors, Fitted Interior, Side Handles, 19 x 21 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxLid, Figures, Landscape, Pavilions, Trees, Chinese, c.1800, 3 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxOval Angel, Guarding Children Brass Medallion, 1800s, 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 In.2013Login / 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
 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


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