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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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 TortoiseshellCard CaseRectangular, Checkered Design, Silver Beads, England, 4 1/4 X 5 3/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCaseCheroot, Sliding Sleeves, Cranes, Gold, Japan, Late 19th Century, 4 1/2 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigar CaseIvory Banded, Rectangular Shape, Silver Plate Thumb Latch, 4 3/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigarette CaseSilver Gilt Mounts, Asprey, London, C.1915, 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellVanity BoxTrunk Shape, Dome Lid, White Bone Edge, C.1885, 1 X 2 X 1 1/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellVaseEnameled, Flowers, Gilt Bird In Flight, Victorian, 9 1/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBottleScent, Brown, Amber, Silver Collar, Amber Blown Stopper, 4 1/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxPerfume, Rectangular, Serpentine Front, Fitted Interior, 2 Bottles, 4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseChinese, 1800s, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCombDiamond, Blond, Rose Gold Flower Garland, Edwardian2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiBelt, Bronze Mount, Blond, Anglo-indian, Late 19th Century, 10 3/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPitcherApplied Amber Handle, Ground Pontil, 5 x 7 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellWorkboxGeorgian, Blond, Mid 1800s, 8 Compartments, 3 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBottle4 Sides, Mushroom-shaped Threaded Lid, Nickel & Cork Stopper, 5 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxArched & Hinged Lid, Leaf-shape Brass Mounts, 4 x 6 3/4 x 2 7/8 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxEngraved Oval Silver Crest, 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxIntricate Figural Carving, Round, C.1800, 4 1/2 In. Diam.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxWriting, Hinged Dome Top, Mirror, Interior Compartments, 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCabinetJewelry, Bombe Form, Handles, Brass Feet, 18 x 13 x 14 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseBone Banded, England, Mid 19th Century, 3 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPage TurnerSterling Handle, Engraved Viking Ship Chester Mark, 14 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea Caddy2 Compartments, Ivory Surround, Bun Feet, C.1820, 4 x 6 x 4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellWatchcaseGold & Silver Pique Inlaid Top, Key Wound Watch, 4 x 2 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Lid, Concave Frieze, Ivory Button Feet, Continental, 2 x 4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Lid, Serpentine Frieze, Ivory Bun Feet, 2 x 4 1/2 x 3 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price


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