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Mammoth tusk

Discussions, identification and analysis of Mammoth Ivory
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Postby Brian_I » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:08 pm

I recently purchased a large section of a mammoth tusk.

This material is from the North Sea of the Netherlands and has a very different history than mammoth tusk from Siberia / Alaska. That material has usually been preserved in the permafrost. Like sticking something in the freezer :D.

4cm x 2.5cm x 3.5cm

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Postby Brian_I » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:12 pm

One more showing the Schreger lines.
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Postby Natasha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:21 pm

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Postby Natasha » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:27 pm

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Postby Brian_I » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Hey Natasha. :).

Yes, I could see how the lines on that piece are not so clear (My photo).
Here is another piece from the same tusk with the Mammoth Schreger lines.

It's from another section of the same tusk as the above. So many wonderful colours... I love the black wavy lines the most. :D



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Postby Clive » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:50 pm


Such a lovely material mammoth... I love its warm tones. Here's one I did a few years ago.. representing some feathers with a salmon fishing fly.





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Postby Brian_I » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:04 pm

Yes, the colour variations and warmth are just amazing. I really love the feather Clive :). I'm trying to think of what to carve of some of the black mammoth tusk I have... Perhaps a tortoise-shell cat or a koi or the like.

Here is another piece that I polished, from the same tusk. I am quite amazed to see all of the variations in just this one piece!

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Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:21 am


Clive, the salmon fly on feather netsuke is simply superb. The staining of the fly really makes it special to someone who knows what it is. Have you done others?

Brian, you mention filling the cracks of the cracked mammoth ivory. With what, what technique?
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Postby Natasha » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:14 am

Brain, have You seen works by Gregg Stradiotto? He used such pieces very successfully! I'll search in my books his master-pieces!

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Postby Natasha » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:07 am

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