Antique Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle


“Antique Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle” highly detailed carving of man in robes and faces on both sides of the bottle. Delicate carved ivory spoon attached to stopper in lid. Judging from the marvelous patina of the ivory, it is reasonable to assume that this bottle is between 100 to 150 years old. Not done for the tourist trade by a long shot.

This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban ivory is located with our associate in the state of Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

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