Ivory: Fake or Real

Interestingly, most of the comments and email we receive are about ivory.  The the following two questions being tops.

  • How can I  tell if it is fake or real?
  • How do I  sell my ivory?




For those looking for information on how to tell if your ivory is real ivory, bone, or resin, visit the Texas Antique Mall Compendium for information on how to distinguish the difference.

And for those that want to test an item, we’ve given the steps to the ‘hot needle’ test.  Few words of caution, this test should not be performed on any object where doubt as to whether damage might be caused.  When in doubt, contact a professional, educated in ivory that can answer your questions.



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