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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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TortoiseshellBox Lid, Carved, Figures, Buildings, Wood Base, Chinese, 5 1/4 In. Illustrated2015Login / 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
TortoiseshellHumidorHinged Lid, Brass, Painted Metal Interior, 6 Compartments, Paw Feet, 12 x 8 5/8 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellTea Box2 Lids, Foil Lined Compartments, Brass Feet, England, 1800s, 6 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellBoxString,Cover,Silver,Gadrooned Bands,London,c.1888,5 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
TortoiseshellCigarette Case Illustrated2010Login / 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
 TortoiseshellBodkin Silver Inlays, Flowers, Leaves, c.1800,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Card, Gold Inlay, Silver, Mother-Of-Pearl, Oval Cartouche, c.1865, 4 x 2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Sterling, 4 Shaped Legs, Round, Deakin & Francis,1918, 1 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard Case Cognac Flames, Velvet Lining, Cushion Shape, c.1850, 4 x 3 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellComb Carved, Box Inscribed Mrs. Boles, Boston, c.1820, 7 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 TortoiseshellDresser Box Lid, Silver Antelope, Antlers, Round, 19th Century, 2 x 3 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellFrame Silver Rim, Heart Shape, c.1876, 6 x 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
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 TortoiseshellLetter Opener Pen, Knife, c.1885, 11 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPaper Knife Rectangular, Rounded, Monogram, Mappin & Webb, Case, 17 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea Caddy Double Well, Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, Raised Ball Feet, 6 x 4 x 5 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTray Rectangular, Dished Center, Victorian, 9 In.2016Login / 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


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