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    Posted 7 years ago

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    These figures were left to me by my mother in law. Unfortunately I have no idea how she acquired them or when.
    The tallest one, the woman, is about 3 1/2" tall.
    I think they are carved from ivory and/or wood.
    Both pieces have a signature on the bottom.
    The detail is truly amazing!

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    1. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Wow, wonderful! And ivory!
    2. southcop southcop, 7 years ago
      Yeah its Ivory per se.Can spot Schrererangles-/lines-Schreger Angles are used to establish whether ivory is from present day elephants or extinct elephants such as mammoths. This is an important distinction because the sale of extinct elephant ivory is basically unrestricted while the sale of present day elephant ivory is tightly regulated. Schreger Angles of less than 90° indicate mammoth ivory; angles greater than 115° indicate elephant ivory. Use the outer Schreger Angles (closest to the outside edge) only for this test. Do not use Schreger Angles in the center of the tusk. Measure at least five angles to get a true average!!
    3. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Really cool I love them !! Theyre great to collect !! & some get very high prices:-)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Japanese Okimonos :-)

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