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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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 TortoiseshellLetter OpenerSilver Mount, Green Ivory Lion’s Head Handle, Saber Shape, c.1900, 20 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellMatch SafeWilliam IV, Rectangular, Rounded Corners, Gold Inlay, England, c.1835, 2 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellNecessairePagoda Top, Gilt Border, Landscape, Ivory Inlaid, England, 1800s, 3 x 6 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellNecessaireSewing, Barrel Shape, Mother-Of-Pearl Bands, Gilt Garlands, c.1865, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellNotebookPencil, Carved, Celluloid Pages, Clip, 4 x 2 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPin BoxPagoda Top, Silver Piping, Ivory Feet, c.1800s, 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPipeOpium, Blue Mouthpiece, Silver, Copper, Glass Mounts, c.1900, 23 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPurseCoin, Steel, Gold Inlay, Shell Sides, Inlaid Stars, Shield Cartouche, c.1800, 2 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuffboxCover, Pressed Basket Weave Top, Silver Beading, c.1800s, 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTrinket BoxRound, Carved, Figures, Buildings, Landscape, 1800s, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Boat Shape, Silver Stars, Dotted Borders, 19th Century, 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Cut Steel Beading, Line Inlay, 4 Turned Ivory Feet, 1 x 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Domed Lid, Metal Line Inlay, Cartouche, Domed Lid, England, 3 x 1 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Serpentine Front, Inlaid, Ivory Trim, 3 Bottles, 19th Century, 5 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBox Silver Mounted, Lined, A. & J. Zimmerman, Birmingham, Eng.1900, 2 x 5 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard Case Figures, Landscape, c.1875, 4 3/4 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCard Case Inlaid Mother-Of-Pearl, Flower Basket, c.1810, 4 1/2 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCase Cigar, Slide Lid, Person In Rickshaw, Mt. Fugi, Gold Detail, 4 1/2 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellComb Gold Swag, Sapphires, Pearl, 1800s, 4 x 2 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellEtui Pique Inlay, Hinged Lid, Fitted, c.1800, 4 x 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellFan Leaf Shape, Carved, Bird, Flower Panel, Scalloped Handle, 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuffbox Hinged Led, Amber Latch, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxBoat Shape, Silver Stars, Dotted Borders, 19th Century, 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxCut Steel Beading, Line Inlay, 4 Turned Ivory Feet, 1 x 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxDomed Lid, Metal Line Inlay, Cartouche, Domed Lid, England, 3 x 1 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price


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