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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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 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
 TortoiseshellBoxFitted Lid, Polychrome, Ivory, Lady, Attendant, 19th Century, 3 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxMother-of-pearl Banded Cover, Ivory Footed, England, 1 1/2 x 3 x 2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxRazor, Gold Mounted, 4 Ivorine Straight Razors, C.1905, 7 x 3 x 1 3/4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseBlond Figured, Mid 19th Century, 4 x 2 3/4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseGold Inlay, Initialed Plaque, Victorian, 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseSilver Inlay, Urns, Flowers, Victorian, C.1870, 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCofferBrass Bound, Rectangular, Cover, Continental, 19th Century, 6 x 9 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCofferConcave Sides, Bun Feet, 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellDesk SetBrass Inlay, 5 Piece2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiGilt Metal, Continental, Round, Engraved Strapwork, 19th Century, 4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtuiInlaid, 19th Century, 2 3/4 In., 5 1/2 In., 2 Piece2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellJewelry BoxEngraved Bone, 6 Sides, Violets Panel, Dutch, 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea BoxDomed Lid, Georgian, Ivory Banded, Silver Mounted, 6 x 7 x 3 1/2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea BoxGeorgian, Brass Footed, Oblong, 3 Compartments, 5 x 11 1/2 x 5 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea BoxGeorgian, Ivory Banded, Serpentine Front, 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea CaddyHinged Cover, 2 Interior Compartments, 6 x 8 x 5 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellVaseHoney Amber, Amethyst Rim, Clear Footed, 2 3/8 x 2 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCover, Heart Shape, Ruffled Silver Rim, England, 1895, 3 3/4 x 3 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Hinged Cover, Rectangular, 1 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSewing, Ivory, Pincushion, Knife, Measuring Tape, Scissors, 1 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price


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