I know that sounds absurd, like it matters whether the bone has been aged or not, but they came from a box of ivory and bone items that are at least 50 yrs old ... hence 'vintage'
They do tell a story though as a collection.
There is some drawing on one piece, all 4 sides of a 'tooth', ready to be carved.
On 2 of the pieces there is wonderful script writing...numbers and letters, as though they were part of a 'lot' of items.
On another piece someone had marked the dots for a die.
It made me think of the people who had this in their possession, and how they weren't just 'pieces of bone', but had a real purpose and value. Maybe I'm over-romanticizing the scenario here (and wasting my time, hopefully not yours !!) but somehow I couldn't help myself.
Pieces vary in size, but most are about 1/2 - 3/4" thick and 1-1 1/2" in length...except for the die piece of course. Use that for scale as it is close to actual size of a die.
Use for carving, as they are for jewelry, or create a small vignette box for them and imagine your own stories !!!!
Please look at the photos carefully and ask any questions prior to making a purchase decision, as they are not returnable.
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