Most ivories on these pages will be elephant or mammoth. All of the elephant ivory is vintage and acquired through estates and individuals and was legally imported in years past. Carved pieces of Mammoth ivory may be vintage or contemporary and come from the Wooly Mammoth. Read about the Wooly Mammoth, its environs, and its eras in history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_mammoth . Other ivories will be identified when their source is known.
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IVORY FROG EARRINGS
Designer EARRINGS, finely hand carved both front and back, suspended on
sterling hooks and enhanced with a sterling, dangle "coin" and a natural
carnelian bead. Too cute .. can you see his tiny black
scrimshaw eyes. Contemporary, new jewelry, 10,000+ year old Mammoth
Ivory, 1 3/4 inches total length.
VINTAGE ELEPHANT IVORY BANGLE BRACELET
This bangle bracelet has acquired a little age and mellowness,
enhancing wonderfully the many areas where the criss-cross and Schraeger
growth lines are in evidence. It will continue to acquire this
character with time and wearing. 2 5/8 inches across, it
will fit an average to slightly larger wrist.
The width/wall is 3/8 inches. Vintage estate jewelry,
circa 1960s, in excellent condition.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT! CHEVRON CARVED IVORY EARRINGS
Half hoop ivory EARRINGS are carved in a chevron pattern rather than
the usual spiral pattern. In addition they are graduated in size,
narrowing a bit at the top end and rounding at the bottom end. A
lovely pair of vintage elephant ivory earrings, circa 1970s, exhibiting
plainly the hallmark Schraeger lines. Still clean and nice, probably
little worn, excellent condition.
1970S VINTAGE IVORY CLAMPER BRACELET
Hinged on the underside, slightly oval in shape 2 1/2 inches across the
center, 7/8 inch wide. Vintage elephant ivory, showing light mellowing,
with distinct Schraeger growth lines.
LOVELY, VINTAGE IVORY BROOCH ~ VINTAGE
Beautifully, deeply carved floral and leaves below a short
twig. Old, vintage ivory BROOCH, circa 1940, 2 1/2 inches
x 1 1/4 inches. Excellent, collectible piece of
VINTAGE IVORY TWIST NECKLACE WITH LEAVES
This is gorgeous and it is impossible to show it effectively in a
picture. There are eight strands of 4 and 5 mm beads in the
plain part of the twist. Six strands of beads and
two strands of leaves make up the center of
the twist. The three separate sections are
brought together at a larger leaf ~ a very effective
design. The NECKLACE is long, about 30 inches; the
ends are finished in end caps and fasten with hooks. Vintage
estate jewelry, believed to have been handcrafted in Germany in the
1970s, and probably never worn. Estimated retail replacement
BIRDS IN FLIGHT IVORY EARRINGS
Representing Harmoney, the delicately hand carved dessign contains
birds and a flower in a pierced disk. Designer EARRINGS of
$10,000+ year old Mammoth ivory, embellished with pin rhodochrosite
beads. Sterling french hooks, total length is 1 3/4 inches.
VINTAGE ALASKAN IVORY BILLIKEN BROOCH ~ VINTAGE
Happy little elf fellow, not often seen. This is
vintage ivory, scrimshawed in black. Although originated elsewhere,
the Billiken was adoped in Alaska as a figurine almost a hundred years
ago. This one is a more recent carving, circa 1940-60, in excellent
condition, about two inches. Very fine grain ivory, vintage and
pre-owned. The pin back is fastened to the piece with two
screws. Can be converted to pendant, if desired.
BILLIKIN EARRINGS, VINTAGE IVORY
These are an old pair from about 1950. The green belly button is
presumed to be jadeite. Gold filled french hooks replace the
original little wires. Billikins are about 5/8 inch; length
with the hooks is 1 1/4 inches. Vintage estate jewelry, vintage
MAMMOTH IVORY CAMEO
Attractive mammoth ivory cameo BROOCH, 1 5/8 inches.
Contemporary, new condition, very nice detail in the hatted woman looking
over her shoulder Notice the distinct Schraeger lines of ivory growth
adding character to the piece.
SOLD! 1512.. IVORY BILLIKEN CUFF LINKS - VINTAGE
Happy little elf fellows, you won't see these often. This
is vintage ivory, scrimshawed in black and set with a natural gold nugget
flake for a belly button. Although originated elsewhere, the
Billiken was adoped in Alaska as a figurine almost a hundred years
ago. This one is a more recent carving, circa 1950-60, in excellent
condition, about 7/8 inches.
| VICTORIAN STYLE
Carved in the style of a sentimental Victorian hand and flowers, this BROOCH is a new carving of prehistoric mammoth ivory (guaranteed). Exquisite carving , see the enlarged view, and note the ring and bracelet. Large, actual size is 2.5", with high relief. Prehistoric mammoth ivory is legal, is mined in Alaska, and has become an acceptable substitute in place of new elephant ivory.
Price: $298.00 Condition: New, Near Mint BLH+ Item# V/U00245 (x1)
DOUBLE CAMEO W/ DOVE
Mammoth ivory cameo depicts two women; the one behind has her head bent
forward toward the dove on her shoulder. Contemporary
mammoth ivory BROOCH, 1 5/8 inches, new condition.
A WORD ABOUT IVORIES ON THIS WEBSITE ~~~ All of the elephant ivory, walrus ivory, and other ivory, except Wooly Mammoth fossil Ivory, is Vintage to Antique, was artfully hand carved before the bans, and is pre-owned and is acquired on a piece by piece basis from individuals and estates. Color ranges from white to cream in the new state and acquires patina as it ages. The workmanship & beauty of these lovely pieces deserve to be appreciated beyond their origin. Shipping within the US.
The Mammoth Ivory is 10,000 - 40,000 years old and is being carved for current market principally in Indonesia & China. Sources for Mammoth Ivory are limited and come from Canada, Alaska & and Russia. Color ranges from off white to warm mocha and pieces may exhibit several tones. The backs of some pieces may show interesting green, brown & black color where the tusk was exposed to the surrounding soils.
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