Hello all. I have a few ivory pieces and would appreciate help at least telling me of their uses or what they might potentially be worth. Thank you!!

[img size=150]http://i.imgur.com/pWPlzTCh.jpg[/img]
[img size=150]http://i.imgur.com/f997hhMh.jpg[/img]
[img size=150]http://i.imgur.com/6PX5yech.jpg[/img]
[img size=150]http://i.imgur.com/bC4WJJ9h.jpg[/img]
[img size=150]http://i.imgur.com/RCqNtZU.jpg[/img]


I believe both the first and second pieces are parasol handles…check and see if there is a screw hole in one end that would attach to the wood parasol pole. Both pieces need to be tested for ivory as both bone and resin have a similar appearance. With a good jewelers loop, you should see grain lines in both bone and ivory. The geisha does not appear to be ivory, but may be resin. Again, I would take thenm to a professional to be tested. The last piece is Chinese carved jade. It is a crude carving and are not worth much.


Your first object is an umbrella or parasol handle; the second looks like a needle
case, and the third – the figure – looks like plastic.
The palm tree with the little flute-player is broken – may or may not be ivory.
The pendant is a poorly carved piece of hardstone, or, possibly jade. If it’s jade,
someone botched it.

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