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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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 TortoiseshellCombGold Swag, Sapphires, Pearl, 1800s, 4 x 2 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiPique Inlay, Hinged Lid, Fitted, c.1800, 4 x 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellFanLeaf Shape, Carved, Bird, Flower Panel, Scalloped Handle, 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuffboxHinged Led, Amber Latch, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 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
 TortoiseshellCigarette BoxRectangular Hinged Lid 3 1/4 x 5 x 4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellDresser BoxEdwardian Banded Nickel-Silver Stringing Bone Velvet c.1900 2 x 2 x 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellDresser BoxSilver Thumbpiece Pique Monogram c.1900 2 x 6 x 3 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiScent Bottle Silver Hinged Cover 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiSilver Flower Basket Vines Tapered 5 Implements 3 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellFrameBronze Dore Accent Corners Italy 19th Century 8 x 12 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellGlove StretcherGold Monogram Victorian 8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellHair CombGold & Stone Mountings 2 x 3 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellNecessaireGeorge III Gilt Garlands Tapered Oval Outline Paneled 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellNecessaireGeorge III Silver Tapered Oval Inlaid Festoons Swags c.1789 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPage TurnerSterling Silver Chased Handle Ferns Scrolls Hallmark 15 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPillboxEdwardian Domed Lid c.1900 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPowder BoxGold Initial Round 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSewing CaseRectangular Canted Corners Silver Plaque 3 3/4 x 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellShellPolished 19th Century 18 x 17 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTrinket BoxDomed Lid Polished Bone Bun Feet England 1 1/2 x 3 x 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellWriting CaseGeorge III Traveling Gold Inlaid Flowers Bloodstone Seal 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellWriting CaseGeorge III Traveling Silver Domed Cover 2 Bottles 2 x 2 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellWriting CaseGeorge III Traveling Silver Drop Handle Strapwork 1780s 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price


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