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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
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    These are carved bone or ivory necklaces. I´m not sure on the material but I think it's bone. I have seen one of the necklaces, the one in photo nr 2 from the left, on a photo of a reference book and it said ivory and 1920's. But I'm not convinced my piece is. I thought that one might be coral and the necklace with a medallion I thought was bone.
    I'm interested in where these were made.
    Are these likely to have their origin in Japan or China, or somewhere else? I´m grateful for your ideas :)

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      These are both very pretty! Especially since you love this type of jewelry I think they are both great choices for you. My guess would be ivory but it's hard to tell on my screen, the photos are not zooming in for me. Ivory and bone are the same basically, they are both bone, just from either different sources I think...Ivory I believe is considered from the elephants tusks, which yoy probably is no longer legal to sell and I am not so sure that the grandfather law applies to them, so many people say it's ox bone or something else. Either way, you should still be able to see the lines throughout the beads, just like you can maybe see that in your own teeth. Asian for the one with the dragon I would say for sure. China or Japanese, that I'm not positive, especially with no clasp. Very possible both are from Japan. Both are beautiful and I'm sure look awesome on you!
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Now how much did that help??? haha sorry!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Ha ha but that's grate! That's how we do it. We share ideas and find answers together :). Even when we don't find an answer I think it's helpful to share. Thank you. I have had this for some time and didn't know anything about them or the material, still don't. Later I saw a photo on line from that book. I have red up on it and examined them many times and I would be surpriced if it is the case because there are no lines from what I can see. On the back of the medallion there are some fine cracks that I think are typical för bone and not for ivory. Grateful for your thoughts shareurpassion. Have a nice and wonderful day!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou blunderbus and shareurpassion for loving the post.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you for loving my post
      Blunderbuss2, shareurpassion, wandlessfairy pebble and TassieDevil! :)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      These are wonderful Elisabethan. I think both Asian, looking at the reticulation and designs. I'm feeling they are Chinese, but that's based on no proof at all!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you Racer4four for your thoughts. They are valuable in the discussion. Nice of you to answer me :)
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks to Efesgirl for love.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Mikelv thank you for loving this!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you Hel1 and czechglass5!
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Manikin thanks!!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Very nicely made!!!
      Those hidden screw clasps have age :-)
      For material, can't enlarge the pics to search for lines or texture... so... can't say either :-)
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I think they are bone of some type.
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank kyratango and Valentino for help and trying to help. It's hard getting the texture in the photos. I'll try to take close ups tomorrow morning if the light is right. If I manage...:)
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      For love, thank you:
      Kyratango
      Karenoke
      Valentino
    16. inky inky, 5 years ago
      These are lovely....with bone you would also normally see sthe odd dark vein lines and I don't think as smooth as ivory, also on the edges of ivory you would see what they call 'cross hatching' shown in the link below...:-)

      https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/EurekaEureka/11269266/vintage_pre_ban_round_ivory_bead_16mm_rb49/indie_supplies/jewelry_supplies/beads/gemstone
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much for you help Inky. I can't get the link to work I'm afraid. Thanks for trying. I see what you say. I will look in better light tomorrow
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Well now the link worked :). I don't think I saw any such pattern. Will look again tomorrow :). Thank you!
    19. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Very teeeny!!.. look with your loop!..:-)
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you vetraio!
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you caperkid!
    22. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      Very nice detailing!
    23. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall!
    24. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I have closely inspected these beads with my eyes and a magnifying glass and tried to find referenses to compare. I have come to the conclusion that these are both carved bone. With your answers I think I can find this solved as antique/vintage asian carved bone necklaces. Thank you for all your help.
    25. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      I can't help you much but I just wanted to say that I really like them, they are very beautiful!
    26. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Glad you solved your mystery, I would have guessed the same, vintage bone. Very pretty necklaces! :)
    27. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Bijoucaillouvintage and Katherinescollection thank you for nice coments!

      Thanks for loving my post :)
      Vintagelamp
      Bijoucaillouvintage
      Peasejean
      Aura
      VtgCat
      lovelypat
      Jimam
      Katherinescollection
    28. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thank you Master!
    29. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thank you manikin!
    30. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      After some more research I think this is chinese. Thank you fot ideas and help.

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