Ivory from the tusk of an elephant is thought by many to be the only true ivory. To most collectors, the term ivory also includes such natural materials as walrus, hippopotamus, or whale teeth or tusks, and some of the vegetable materials that are of similar texture and density. Other ivory items may be found in the Scrimshaw and Netsuke categories. Collectors should be aware of the recent laws limiting the buying and selling of elephant ivory and scrimshaw. Elephants are an endangered species, and their tusks can no longer be used to make new jewelry or carvings.
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|Ivory||Box||Carved Bird, Flower, Panels, Fitted, Interior, Metal Handles, Chinese Export, 1800s, 3 x 4 In.||2011||Ivory||Box||Carved, Tusk, Chrysanthemums, 4-Leaf Footed, Japan, 5 1/2 In., Pair||2011||Ivory||Brush Holder||Carved, Court Scene, Chinese, 9 3/4 In.||2011||Ivory||Brush Holder||Carved Court Scene, Cylindrical, Openwork Foot, 4 In.||2011||Ivory||Bust||Woman, Detailed Hair, Earrings, Africa, 6 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Canister||Tea, Oval, Hinge, Interior Lid, Finial, Silver Cartouche, c.1875, 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 In.||2011||Ivory||Card Case||Allover Carving, Figures, Trees, 19th Century, 5 x 3 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Carnet De Bal||Dance Program, Louis XVI, 14K Gold, Chain, Enamel, Late 18th Century, 3 In.||2011||Ivory||Carving||River Scene, Fruit Trees, Boats, Harvest, 20th Century, 10 x 31 1/4 In.||2011||Ivory||Chatelaine Clip||Scrollwork, Looping, Marked, Crown, Letter R, 5 1/4 In.||2011||Ivory||Dresser Canister Set||Applied Monogram, Mushroom Cover, 5 Piece,||2011||Ivory||Egg||Putti Crawling Out, Carved, Late 19th Century, 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Elephant Parade||Bridge Form, Carved, 3 Lions Attacking, Wood Base, 1900s, 20 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Basket Seller, Grinning Man, Signed, Japan, 8 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Birds, On Branch, Wood Stand, Late 19th Century, Chinese, 7 5/8 In., Pair||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Buddha, Seated, Lotus Position, Hands In Contemplation, Rosewood Base, 10 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Buddha, Seated, Multicolored Beaded Necklace, Carved, Incised, Signed, 3 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Buddha, Smiling, Seated, Earrings, Rosewood Base, 4 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Corn On Cob, Carved Village Scene, Japan, 1800s, 5 1/2 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Cupid, Seated, Shell Form Chariot, Drawn By Swans, 4 3/4 x 5 x 3 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Diana The Huntress, Bow Set, Ivory Pedestal, 14 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Diana The Huntress, Bow, Wood Pedestal, 9 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Doctor’s Doll, Nude, Lounging, Arm Supports Head, Arm At Side, Carved, 1800s, 7 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Fisherman, Hand Carved, c.1900, 11 In.||2011||Ivory||Figurine||Girl, With Bundle Of Flowers, Chinese, Early, Mid 1900s, 5 1/4 x 3 In.||2011|