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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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 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
 TortoiseshellCard CaseCover, Tooled, Leather, 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseDark Brown, Ivory, 19th Century, 4 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseElliptical, Silver Mounted, 19th Century, 3 3/4 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseHinged Cover, Ivory, Flowering Vine Border, 4 1/8 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, 3 1/2 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, Late 19th Century, 4 1/4 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseIvory, Marked, Canton, 4 x 2 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseMother-of-pearl Inlay, Large Flower Design, Continental, 3 3/8 x 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseMother-of-pearl, Flower Filled Urns, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseMother-of-pearl, Stylized Floral Design, Ivory, 4 x 2 5/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard CaseSpatter, Mother-of-pearl Diamonds, Ivory, 4 x 3 1/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCasketLow Domed Cover, Flowerhead Front, Brass Mounted, 6 x 13 x 10 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigar HolderGold, Mother-of-pearl, Striker2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCigarette CaseDomed Oval, Applied Central Carved Monogram, 4 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellDiarySilver, Gold Inlay, Fleur-de-lis, Floral Swag, Clasp, France, 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellJewelry BoxOctagonal, Bone Bun Feet, England, 2 x 6 x 3 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellLadys SetCarte-de-ball, Ivory, Rose Gold Fill, Monogram, Late 1800s2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellLoving CupApplied Bowl, Tapering Gadroons, S-scroll Handles, 14 x 13 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellMirrorFlemish Baroque Style, Molded Frame, Pierced Brass Mount, 13 x 11 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPage TurnerFigures Of 18th Century Children On Handle, Sterling Silver, 16 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price


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