Hand Carved Vegetable Ivory Owls
- Item Category: Antiquities
- Date Posted: Dec 18, 2010
I wasn't to sure on the category for this. It is vintage but it is not ceramic or glass. These 2 little owls are hand carved from Vegetable Ivory which is very unusual, I had never heard of it until I found this piece.It comes from a type of Palm nut and is compared to real Ivory that destroys elephants. Vegetable Ivory is just as beautiful but will never create the cruel death or extinction of elephants. The piece in in excellent condition. It was cherished by its previous owner. Take a look at the pictures and see if it something you might enjoy as well.