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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. There is also a Victorian glass that looks like a tortoise shell and is called tortoiseshell glass.

 

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 TortoiseshellBoxPill, Horn, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxSilver Plated Brass, Lift Out Tray, Scissors, Thimble, 3 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxTrinket, 4 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxTrinket, Ivory, 7 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellClockCarriage, Victorian, Silver-mounted, Jb, London, French Movement1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCombEnameled Dancing Scenes, Goldtone Case, England1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellCompactSilver Mounted, Rectangular1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellGlove BoxIvory Edge, Large1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellMirrorHand1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellPill BoxDomed Lid, Rectangular1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellSnuff BottleSemi-precious Stones1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea CaddyEngland, 1800-18201995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea CaddyRegency, Bombe, Silver Plaque, Early 1800s, 6 1/2 X 7 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellTea CaddySilver Mount, Inlaid Ivory, Ten Sides, C.1810, 5 3/4 X 6 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBoxAllegorie Sur La Bataille D'jena Scene Lid, 3 1/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellBrushChild's, 6 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 TortoiseshellShoe HornChild's, Velvet Box1995Login / Create Account for Price


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