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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 Leather, Brass, Victorian, England, 19th Century, 2 x 3 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Ring, Sterling Silver Mounted, Green Satin Padded, 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Tea, Block Front, Inlaid Nickel Silver Wire, Brass, Bun Feet, England, 5 x 6 x 4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Tea, Georgian, Silver, Gilt, Brass Mounted, 3 Sections, Paw Feet, 8 x 12 1/2 x 6 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Veneer, Mid 19th Century, England, 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCase Calling Card, Ivory, England, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCase Match Safe, Calling Card Case, Lady’s, Man’s, 2 & 3 1/2 & 4 In. 3 Piece,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCase Spectacles, Victorian, England, 19th Century, 3 x 5 7/8 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigar Holder Cherubs, Black, 3 Gold Rings, Removable End, Painted, Lacquer, Tube Shape, 6 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellVanity Set Mirror, Comb, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTatting Shuttle2 In./2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellShoehorn4 1/4 x 1 7/8 In./2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellComb Spanish Style, Faux, Green Rhinestones 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Lid, Red Amber, Coiled Dragon, Engraved, Felt Lined, Late 18th Century 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCalendar Desk, Silver Mounted, Marked, London,1922, 3 3/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellGlove StretcherGold Monogram/2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Brass, England, 19th Century, 3/4 x 1 5/8 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellGlasses Wood Case, 4 1/2 & 5 1/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPrayer Book Missal, Gold Edged Pages, In Spanish, 1800s, 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxGeometric Paneled Lid, Hinged, Early 19th Century, 1 1/4 X 2 3/8 X 1 1/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxGold, Silver Inlaid, Victorian, 19th Century, 1 1/4 X 2 7/8 X 3 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxHinged, Oval, England, 19th Century, 1 1/4 X 2 1/4 X 4 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCalling Card CaseSilver, Gold, Victorian, 19th Century, England, 2 X 3 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigarette BoxRound, Reeded Edge, Central Patera, Brass Frame, France, 1 1/2 X 4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCombDouble Sided, Carved, Hollow Center, Secret Opening, 17th Century2007Login / Create Account for Price


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