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Posted 3 years ago

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I bought this at an antique shop in San Francisco several years ago. I was told it is from the turn of the century when Chinese opium dens were popular. I was told it is ivory, but I don't know for sure. I would like to know how much it is worth.

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  1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    It looks to be a 19th century pice. If it is all Ivory you are looking about $1000.00. But they also made them of Bone back in the 20's-30's. If its bone then around 350.00-400.00. I can't tell if its ivory by pictures, can not see grain. Take a look at this link, notcie the poker chips, if your piece has the grain shown in chips, mostn likey ivory. Dave
    http://www.antiquegamblingchips.com/distinguish_iv_bon_cel.htm
  2. Lynne, 3 years ago
    Thanks Dizzydave! Wow - lots of info. Any idea where I could sell it? Thanks again and I will go to the link and compare. Take care!
  3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    Try one of the online Auctions. Dave
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Looks like bone. I see you only joined to post this piece, we're not here for free appraisals

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