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18th – early 19th Century
Old smooth silky patina
Size: 46cm wide – 18 ins wide / 61cm wide – 24 ins wide (circumference) approx
Elephant tusks are the upper incisor teeth, which grow with a forward curve from deep downward pointing sockets. This mysterious deformed tusk is the equivalent to a human in-growing wisdom tooth and is worthy of a place in any ‘cabinet d’curiosities’.