It shell has golden translucency and deep browns. It features palm trees and village huts with a large 4 mast ship at the top. Unusual piece, I've never come across one like this before. The reverse side has such an different appearance to the surface, almost appears like plastic due to the way it was polished, maybe with heat. I actually had to test this one just to make sure it was authentic. The front is obviously hand carved and has a nice glossy finish as well. There are some chips to the extreme edge here and there but nothing bad, just typical of older tortoise shell that has perhaps been dropped a few times through the years. Measures 6" x 4-1/2". Amazing and sure to be a favorite!
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