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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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 TortoiseshellCasketJewelry, Bone Bands, Oblong, Satin Lining, Edwardian, 3 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 7 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCasketJewelry, Ivory, Regency Style, England, 19th Century, 7 x 13 1/2 x 10 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCasketWilliam Iv, Pewter, Ivory, Fabric Lined Interior, 3 x 11 x 8 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCasketWilliam Iv, Rectangular Domed Lid, 19th Century, 1 x 5 x 3 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCombFolding, Carved, Indian, Feathered Headdress, Jamaica, 1700s, 6 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCricket CageCover, Ivory Ring Rim, Pagoda & Pine Tree Design, 5 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellDishSilver Mounted, Shell Shape, Acanthus Scrolled Handle, 5 x 5 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellFrameFluted, Ebonized, Ancient Ruin Scene, 12 x 14 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellKnifePaddle Shape, Silver Handle, England, 1888, 16 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellMirrorMother-of-pearl, Beveled, 20 1/24 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuffboxSilver Mounted, Man, Woman, Animals, Birds, Floral, 1700s, 3 x 2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuffboxWalnut, Disk Form, Concave, Walnut, Ebonized Edges, 3 3/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxApplied Pierced Bone Bands With Flowers, Bone Border, Rectangular2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxBonbon, Brass Lining, 20th Century, 3/4 x 1 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCover, 5 Divisions Interior, 4 Ball Supports, Rectangular, 1890, 11 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCover, Allover Landscapes, Round, Chinese, 19th Century, 4 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Hinged Lid, 3 Compartments, Flop Handle, 2 1/2 x 2 x 2 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxHinged Cover, Rosewood, Red, Rectangular, 2 1/2 x 4 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSewing, Hinged Cover, Blond, Silver Plaques, Georgian, 4 x 10 x 7 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxStamp, Hinged Cover, Early 20th Century, 1 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxStorage, Mother-of-pearl Landscape Lid, Floral, Red Lacquer, 16 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxStorage, Telescopes Over Bottom, Red Lacquer Edge, Red, Circular, 4 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseBone, Florentine Paper, England, 19th Century, 4 1/3 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Mother-of-pearl, Ivory, 4 3/8 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Sprays Of Thistles & Flowers, Mother-of-pearl, 4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price


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