This item sold on August 17, 2012.
Per Carla: Bill has turned this teeny, tiny bowl out of Elephant & Mammoth Ivory. Even as small as it is you can still see the beautiful Schreger Lines in the Elephant Ivory! I love the way he put a darker Mammoth rim & base on this!! If you are not a 1/4" scale collector I think it is cool when someone uses micros or 1/4" scale items as accent pieces in their 1" scale setting!!
Measurements: 3/32" tall X 5/16" wide. Inside depth of 1/32" w/opening of 1/4"
The coin is a Mercury Dime.
Per Federal Law this item can only be shipped within the United States. Please do not purchase this if you live outside the US. This Ivory was legally imported into the United States prior to the embargo of 1989 from a company that manufacturers Colt Revolver grips.
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The Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius) lived from the Pleistocene to the early Holocene epoch. These mammoths roamed Europe, North America and Northern Asia. There were various types of mammoth species ranging in size from about 9 feet tall to over 15 feet tall. They weighed up to 3 to 5 tons. Resembling modern day Elephants, they had long curved tusks and a long trunk but they had long dark hair and under fur. The most primitive mammoth was the ancestral or early mammoth, which lived in Europe between about 2.5 million and 700,000 years ago. This was followed by the steppe mammoth, which lived until about 200,000 years ago, then the woolly mammoth, which finally died out about 3,500 years ago.
Cross-sections of elephant and mammoth ivory dentine display uniquely characteristic Schreger lines. Schreger lines are commonly referred to as cross-hatchings, engine turnings, or stacked chevrons. The intersections of Schreger lines form angles. These Schreger angles appear in two forms: concave angles and convex angles. There are a couple of ways to tell the difference between Elephant & Mammoth Ivory. Measuring the angles of the Schreger lines is one & placing the ivory under Ultra-Violet light is another. Mammoth Ivory can have blemishes caused by iron phosphate called vivianite and will stand out with a dramatic purple velvet-like appearance when held under ultra-violet light. Even if discolored, elephant ivory will not have the characteristic fluorescence of vivianite. (Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service).