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I have an antique piece of ivory. It's a Japanese statue

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I have an antique piece of ivory. It's a Japanese statue made of ivory. Fairly large and heavy. In trying to find ito value and who may be interested in it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it's obviously got mold/mildew on it. Depending upon its value I may want to have or professionally cleaned. Not sure where to send it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry. Auto-correct messed up my spelling. I'm trying to find its age/value/origin/etc. Where to sell it if possible. Where to have it cleaned because of the mold/mildew. And anothing else of interest. It might be Chinese actually.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.


This is molded polyresin made to look like ivory, otherwise referred to as 'faux ivory'. The 'blackening' along the details is not mold, it is purposefully there. If you would need to clean more of the surface, this can be done in mildly soapy, warm water. On today's market this can sell for up to $40.


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