this is very collectible a Genuine big solid Elephant Ivory (Money back Guarantee you can see Ivory's grain clearly)carved "Elephant" Figurine Trunk up (it' mean Good Luck).but I don't know the origin(may be Chinese-Japanese or?) real Ivory is very hard to find right now because you can not bring or import to the U.S.A. any more, this is one of my collections. It is an old piece, I don't know exactly how old it was but I guess at lease 40 years old because of the ivory's color turn to be a light yellow,size about 2" high 4" long and about 1.1/4" thick. The Ivory is in very good condition no chips broken or repair, if you looking for quality ivory this is it. The quality like this you must pay about $275-350.00 or more plus tax at the store , WHAT'S YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET EXACTLY THE SAME OF THE PICTURE , this is a real great GIFT for your self or a special person you like , it is very interesting piece now you have a chance to have it with No Reserved NO 10-15% or 18% buyer premium , so DON'T MISS IT. Make sure place a higher bid or have enough time left for re-bid again (incase some one outbid you) Money back guarantee if it was difference from the description so you can bid with confidence (Please see my feed back)Because of this piece need special take care of the packaging the higher bid agree to pay flat rate $ 10.50 for S/H/ and packing stuff (Insurance not include) by Priority air mail anyw in USA only (Insurance is required to protect against shipping lost or damage),International pay actual cost. (California resident please add 8.25% sale tax) Postal money order or cashier check or money order from any Bank prefer ,sorry I don't accept Pay Pal .Please ask me first before you bidding if I did not mention any thing you want to know or you disagree with my description, any question please E-MAIL:( ) and Please see my other auctions-keep watching for more Ivory auction next week. Thank you. NOTE: Please contact me as soon as possible. If I don't get the response within 3 days after the auction end I reserve the right to resale or give to the second high bidder. NO PAY PAL Please and we do not reveal the reserved price Return Policy: You can return the merchandise to me if difference from my description, I'll refund you the money at your last bidding amount(S/H/I can not be refund because you pay to the post office-not me) Q: I was outbid at the last second.How can I prevent this? The only way to protect yourself from being outbid at the last second(also called "sniped")is to bid the highest maximum you are willing to pay.Remember,it's not the last bid that win,it's the highest one.