Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally from elephants) and teeth of animals, that consists mainly of dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks. The chemical structure of the teeth and tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin, but ivory contains structures of mineralised collagen. The trade in certain teeth and tusks other than elephant is well established and widespread; therefore, "ivory" can correctly be used to describe any mammalian teeth or tusks of commercial interest which are large enough to be carved or scrimshawed.

Besides natural ivory, ivory can also be produced synthetically (French Ivory), hence (unlike natural ivory) not requiring the retrieval of the material from animals. Tagua nuts can also be carved like ivory.

Australia has had a 
ban on ivory imports since 1990, however it remains legal to buy and sell ivory items domestically. As a result our Ivory offerings ares not available for overseas shipping.

The items we offer for sale are genuine, authentic old items sourced from estates and collections. They are not "modern" and are only sourced from within Australia - and as such, the current elephant population has not been jeopardised as a result of our offerings.


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