Create Account

Any words Exact Phrase
Enlarge Text
A A A

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.


SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2016-12-09T20:43:18.686Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 182374852142
                            [title] => piece of original tortoiseshell use in box clock repairs orig. small shoe horn 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37943
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mwHYN7cLr7LYxoeJ79FqM_A/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=182374852142
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => BT205QY
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 5.02
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => AU
                                            [1] => Americas
                                            [2] => Europe
                                            [3] => Asia
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 9.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 12.54
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H47M20S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2016-12-02T21:30:38.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2016-12-09T21:30:38.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 222334511279
                            [title] => 19th century French faux tortoiseshell gilt brass perfume/trinket miniauture box
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1208
                                    [categoryName] => Decorative Arts
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 14082
                                    [categoryName] => Pill/ Trinket Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mVa3GvT_zVW6VMZ-b5tNozQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=222334511279
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => CB63HA
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => true
                                    [handlingTime] => 0
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 23.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 28.88
                                    [bidCount] => 7
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT23H14M52S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2016-12-03T19:58:10.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2016-12-10T19:58:10.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 322348535939
                            [title] => Victorian faux tortoiseshell small box/casket cow bovine bone feet and edging
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1208
                                    [categoryName] => Decorative Arts
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 14082
                                    [categoryName] => Pill/ Trinket Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mESzywDNZpVAb8TQmp34HCQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=322348535939
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => CB63HA
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => true
                                    [handlingTime] => 0
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 62.58
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 78.57
                                    [bidCount] => 12
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT1H11M29S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2016-12-03T21:54:47.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2016-12-10T21:54:47.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 311754477535
                            [title] => ENGLISH STERLING SILVER PIQUE FAUX TORTOISESHELL CRYSTAL JAR BIRMINGHAM 1924
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37992
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mzgdPsgtKaQYCA5t-OErQsg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=311754477535
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 3000
                            [location] => Australia
                            [country] => AU
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 28.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 145.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 145.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT4H0M18S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2016-12-06T00:43:36.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2016-12-11T00:43:36.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/311754477535_1_1_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 5
            [totalEntries] => 17
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DTortoiseshell%2BBox%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:tortoiseshell
metakey:Tortoiseshell Box
870,20081
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Box
Category
Description
Applied Pierced Bone Bands With Flowers, Bone Border, Rectangular
Year Priced
2001

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium