Create Account

Enlarge Text
A A A

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.


SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2017-08-21T14:38:45.765Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 3
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 232432847755
                            [title] => ANTIQUE FINELY CARVED CHINESE FAUX TORTOISE SHELL SNUFF BOX FIGURAL CANTON 1850
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37922
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m-RXda8gEvayp-2PAOkURfA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=232432847755
                            [paymentMethod] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => CashOnPickup
                                    [1] => PayPal
                                )

                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 75009
                            [location] => France
                            [country] => FR
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 30.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 995.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 995.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P4DT3H22M16S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-08-18T18:01:01.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-08-25T18:01:01.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 8
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/232432847755_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 122647686119
                            [title] => RARE 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN c1750 SILVER & FAUX TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1215
                                    [categoryName] => Other Solid Silver
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mETYR3_6NiEhLr5g7o1Xd7A/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=122647686119
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => KY119GQ
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 15.43
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 40.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 51.43
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P6DT4H29M26S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-08-17T19:08:11.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-08-27T19:08:11.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 7
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 263155688128
                            [title] => Large French Sterling Silver Parcel Gilt Faux Tortoiseshell Table Snuff Box 1820
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [subtitle] => Great Quality Fine Chased Decoration 152 Grams Ca 1820
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37992
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mwCvCHwt0A8hKK1eSXlK4aQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=263155688128
                            [paymentMethod] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => PayPal
                                    [1] => PersonalCheck
                                )

                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => W69SW
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 16.39
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => true
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 450.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 578.59
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P8DT3H28M21S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 630.0
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 810.02
                                    [startTime] => 2017-08-19T18:07:06.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-08-29T18:07:06.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 2
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/263155688128_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 1
            [totalEntries] => 3
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tortoiseshell&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DTortoiseshell%2BSnuffbox%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:tortoiseshell
metakey:Tortoiseshell Snuffbox
870,20081
eBay Auctions
Sorted By
  
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Snuffbox
Category
Description
Silver Inlaid, White Opaline Glass Bun Feet, 1810-1820, 1 1/4 In.
Year Priced
2000

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium