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Posted 1 year ago


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I got this in a junk shop for little or nothing and just love it. I think it's bone or ivory and maybe Chinese or Japanese. Sadly it is cracked in half but was fixed. I really don't know anything about it but would love to findout some information about the come.

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  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi, I don't see striations typical of bone so it could be ivory. Look for a crosshatch pattern, especially around the small knobs at the top. indicative of ivory. Google 'Schreger lines' to find examples of this pattern. Knowing the results would be nice. Regards, Jim
  2. pcmadison191, 1 year ago
    I don't see the lines crossing one another but I do see parallel lines.
  3. jwendell222 jwendell222, 1 year ago
    The crosshatch pattern is most prominent in cross sections, for example, the base of a statue. Parallel lines are often seen on curved surfaces. You probably have ivory. Finding someone who knows ivory to examine it first hand woud be the way to go.
    Best wishes, Jim
  4. pcmadison191, 1 year ago
    Thank you Jim
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  6. pcmadison191, 3 months ago
    Thank you kyratango I'm sorry im just now seeing your comment I never got a email saying I had a new comment. And she does have some beautiful ones on her page
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
    Hi! Never too late, and glad you got my comment and like her blog :-)
  8. pcmadison191, 3 months ago
    And speaking of beautiful things you have some stunning jewelry and other things on your page
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
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