Imitation Ivory Snuff BottlesBy Mark Chervenka
Imitation Ivory Snuff Bottles
A number of snuff bottles that imitate ivory were offered by an American antiques reproduction importer. The bottles are made of bone which has been stained to resemble the patina on antique ivory. The new bottles can be identified as bone (not ivory) because of the numerous pits and grooves seen under 10X magnification. Wholesale prices for various shapes and designs are $6-$8 each.