Ivory is a hard, white material obtained from the tusks of elephants, walruses, narwhals, and other animals. It has been prized for centuries for its beauty, durability, and rarity, and has been used extensively in decorative arts in Western and Oriental cultures from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

In Western cultures during the 18th to 20th centuries, ivory continued to be a popular material for creating decorative objects. A few examples of ivory objects from Western cultures during this time period include:

•    toiletry necessaire: A set of toiletry items made of ivory, late 19th century.

•    ivory chess set: A set of intricately carved ivory chess pieces, created in the 18th century.

•    ivory cane: A walking cane with an ivory handle, often carved with intricate designs or figurines.

In Oriental cultures, ivory continued to be used for decorative arts during the 18th to 20th more...

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Sterling silver and ivory page turner, planished circular…

Birmingham 1931 Sterling Silver Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner, planished circular design decorated handle with ivory shaft, hallmarked Birmingham 1931

Ivory page turner, no engraving but beautiful cross hatching,…

Exquisite Ivory Page Turner: Elegant Cross Hatching, 27.5 cm Length

Ivory page turner, no engraving but beautiful cross hatching, length 27.5 cm

Antique carved oriental ivory page turner length 38 cm

Exquisite 38cm Oriental Ivory Page Turner: An Antique Masterpiece

Antique carved oriental ivory page turner length 38 cm

Victorian sterling silver and ivory page turner, rare and…

Victorian Silver & Ivory Page Turner with Horse Hoof Base

Victorian sterling silver and ivory page turner, rare and unique English sterling silver horse hoof based page turner with long ivory turner hallmarked Birmingham 1889 by makers Henry Charles Freeman. Length 42 cm

George V sterling silver & ivory page turner in the form of a…

Sterling Silver Ivory Sword Page Turner

George V sterling silver & ivory page turner in the form of a sword. Hallmarked London 1915, maker's mark rubbed, carved ivory bladed sword, sterling silver guard, with pierced decoration, decorative handle, length 39 cm.

Japanese late Meiji period ivory page turner, the handle carved…

Meiji Ivory Page Turner with Elephant Carving

Japanese late Meiji period ivory page turner, the handle carved to both sides with a depiction of a tusked elephant, the blade minimally incised with mounds and grassy tufts, length 30.5 cm

19th century carved ivory page turner, the handle carved with…

Hansel and Gretel Ivory Page Turner

19th century carved ivory page turner, the handle carved with Hansel and Gretel taking shelter beneath a shawl, length 36.5 cm

Edwardian sterling mounted ivory page turner sterling silver…

Edwardian Ivory Page Turner with Sterling Silver Mount

Edwardian sterling mounted ivory page turner sterling silver mount hallmarked for Birmingham 1908, to carved ivory handle page turner, with carved ivory blade, length 38 cm,

A Japanese shibayama inlaid ivory page turner, late Meiji…

Shibayama Inlaid Ivory Page Turner with Insects

A Japanese shibayama inlaid ivory page turner, late Meiji period, circa 1900 the long rectangular and slightly shaped page turner, with two finely inlaid and engraved insects on one side, a butterfly with mother of pearl wings and a coral-bodied ladybird.…

An antique sterling silver and ivory page turner by Cornelius…

Antique Silver & Ivory Page Turner - 1902

An antique sterling silver and ivory page turner by Cornelius Saunders & Francis shepherd of Birmingham, circa 1902, 32 cm long

Ivory page turner, Japanese carved ivory with gild and mother…

Japanese Ivory Page Turner with Flower and Butterfly Decoration

Ivory page turner, Japanese carved ivory with gild and mother of pearl flower and butterfly decoration, (one butterfly missing)

Japanese carved ivory page turner, the handle carved with two…

Japanese Ivory Page Turner with Monkey Carvings

Japanese carved ivory page turner, the handle carved with two monkeys, length 38 cm

An antique silver and ivory page turner, 19th century, 35 cm…

19th Century Antique Silver and Ivory Page Turner

An antique silver and ivory page turner, 19th century, 35 cm long

A collection of ivory and tortoiseshell page turners and letter…

Exquisite Ivory & Tortoiseshell Page Turners and Letter Openers

A collection of ivory and tortoiseshell page turners and letter openers, the longest 25 cm

Chinese carved ivory page turner, the handle depicting a robed…

Chinese Ivory Page Turner with Elder and Butterflies

Chinese carved ivory page turner, the handle depicting a robed elder and attendant, the decorated blade with butterflies, birds and flowers, length 30.5 cm

Sterling silver handled and ivory page turner, length 39 cm,…

London Silver and Ivory Page Turner (1895)

Sterling silver handled and ivory page turner, length 39 cm, London, c.1895 by W.R.

Chinese ivory page turner with figural handle, length 26.5 cm

Figural Ivory Page Turner from China

Chinese ivory page turner with figural handle, length 26.5 cm

Carved ivory and 800 silver handle page turner

Ivory and Silver Page Turner

Carved ivory and 800 silver handle page turner

An antique Chinese ivory page turner, Qing Dynasty, 19th…

Antique Chinese Ivory Page Turner, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

An antique Chinese ivory page turner, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, the long blade decorated with engraved floral decoration to the handle with remnant black ink and gilt colours, length 33 cm

Japanese carved ivory page turner Meiji period (1868-1912)…

Meiji Ivory Page Turner with Kimono Figures

Japanese carved ivory page turner Meiji period (1868-1912) decorated with figures wearing kimonos, signed

Art Nouveau sterling silver and ivory page turner, with…

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver and Ivory Page Turner

Art Nouveau sterling silver and ivory page turner, with sterling silver foliate handle and ivory blade, length 29 cm

Antique Chinese export ivory page turner

Chinese Ivory Page Turner

Antique Chinese export ivory page turner

A fine ivory page turner, the handle carved in bas-relief with…

Dieppe Ivory Page Turner with Fruit and Flower Carvings

A fine ivory page turner, the handle carved in bas-relief with a profusion of fruit and flowers, Dieppe, France, 18th/19th century, the handle joined to the plain spatula shaped blade with a classical acanthus leaf, Wt 43grms, length 24 cm, width 2 cm

19th century Japanese ivory page turner decorated with hand…

Gilded Ivory Japanese Page Turner

19th century Japanese ivory page turner decorated with hand painted gilded blossom, birds and foliage

Antique silver handled ivory page turner embossed decoration to…

Antique Ivory Page Turners with Silver and Steel Decoration

Antique silver handled ivory page turner embossed decoration to handle, with ivory blade, (length 36 cm; and another vintage ivory page turner, with inlaid cut steel decoration, (length 29 cm.

Two Japanese ivory page turners, Meiji period, 19th century, 24…

Meiji Ivory Page Turners

Two Japanese ivory page turners, Meiji period, 19th century, 24 cm and 26 cm high

Ivory & silver page turner 2.50 x 2.8 cm. Nb: export restricted.

Ivory & Silver Page Turner

Ivory & silver page turner 2.50 x 2.8 cm. Nb: export restricted.

A Victorian page turner, sterling silver handle with foliate…

Victorian Silver Page Turner with Ivory Blade

A Victorian page turner, sterling silver handle with foliate design and ivory blade (cracks), Edmund Bennett London 1893.

A sterling silver and ivory page turner with an elephant head…

Elephant Head Page Turner with Silver and Ivory Handle

A sterling silver and ivory page turner with an elephant head handle, 1893 Birmingham, with maker's mark for H.J.L, beautifully crafted with a finely textured elephant head handle and a long, simple rectangular blade, hallmarked to the ferrule, length 40…

Large antique sterling silver & ivory page turner hallmarked…

Antique Sterling Silver & Ivory Page Turner, London 1885

Large antique sterling silver & ivory page turner hallmarked London 1885, length 41 cm approx.

A Chinese ivory page turner, the finial carved as a woman, the…

Chinese Ivory Page Turner with Carved Woman Finial

A Chinese ivory page turner, the finial carved as a woman, the blade with flowers in low relief on a diaper pattern background, length 26.5 cm

A 19th century plain carved ivory page turner, curved tapered…

Ivory Page Turner with Owl Crest and Initials

A 19th century plain carved ivory page turner, curved tapered blade and handle, crested with an owl within a floral wreath inked in black, initials below, length 43.8 cm

Two Chinese carved ivory items, the page turner with handle…

Chinese Ivory Carvings: Woman and Dragon Motifs

Two Chinese carved ivory items, the page turner with handle carved and pierced with a woman holding a precious vase, the bangle with exterior carved dragons

A Victorian ivory page turner with rounded handle & top, length…

Victorian Ivory Page Turner (or) Rounded Handle Page Turner

A Victorian ivory page turner with rounded handle & top, length 32 cm

A fine quality 19th century French Dieppe carved ivory page…

19th Century French Ivory Page Turner

A fine quality 19th century French Dieppe carved ivory page turner, the handle exquisitely carved in deep relief with floral, leaf and fruiting forms, plain spatulate blade, length 28 cm.

A late Victorian silver and ivory page turner, the handle…

Victorian Silver & Ivory Page Turner

A late Victorian silver and ivory page turner, the handle classically embossed with C-form and other scrolls, plain ivory blade. Birmingham 1899 by Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd, length 35 cm

A late Victorian fine equine themed silver and ivory page…

Silver and Ivory Equine Page Turner

A late Victorian fine equine themed silver and ivory page turner, the silver formed horse leg and hoof with quality engraving and detail, fancy mounts connect to the plain ivory blade. The Birmingham date mark rubbed, maker Henry Charles Freeman, length…

Victorian sterling silver and ivory page turner, hallmarked…

Victorian Silver and Ivory Page Turner

Victorian sterling silver and ivory page turner, hallmarked Birmingham 1901,with a silver mounted handle, decorated with scrolling foliate motifs, length 39.5 cm

Antique Chinese carved ivory page turner handle with carved…

Chinese Ivory Page Turner with Carved Scene and Patterns

Antique Chinese carved ivory page turner handle with carved scene of figures and pavilion to one side & carved pattern decoration verso. (As inspected: age crack to body and small section missing from handle corner top left.)length L27 cm This it

An ivory page turner well carved with the handle featuring a…

Dragon Ivory Page Turner

An ivory page turner well carved with the handle featuring a dragon possibly surrounded by flames, with curved edges, leading to a spear shape, elongated shaft/turner, length 25 cm, width 5 cm

Early Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page Turner/…

Edwardian Silver Ivory Page Turner & Magnifier

Early Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page Turner/ magnifying glass, with narrow rectangular turner, with silver strapwork mounts and circular magnifier, length 20 cm

Antique oriental ivory elephant head page turner, with silver…

Oriental Ivory Elephant Head Page Turner

Antique oriental ivory elephant head page turner, with silver elephant head finial. (As inspected: loss to end of ivory ferule). Length 22 cm approx.

Victorian silver and ivory page turner of large proportions…

Antique Victorian Silver Ivory Page Turner

Victorian silver and ivory page turner of large proportions with cypher marked E.H.C to ivory blade and detailed chased silver handle., hallmarked London, dated 1890 by E.B maker., length 40 cm

19th century ivory page turner

Ivory page turner

19th century ivory page turner

A late Victorian embossed silver handled and ivory long page…

Victorian Silver & Ivory Page Turner

A late Victorian embossed silver handled and ivory long page turner, the parallel sided ivory blade with small chippings to the curved end, the leaf, floral and scroll handle with small loss, glue evident at fitting. Birmingham 1892. Length 42.5 cm

An Anglo-Indian carved ivory page turner c.1860 - 1880 with…

Carved Ivory Page Turner with Elephant Finial

An Anglo-Indian carved ivory page turner c.1860 - 1880 with carved elephant finial, length 24.3 cm

An old ivory page turner, section of elephant tusk with natural…

Elephant tusk page turner

An old ivory page turner, section of elephant tusk with natural tip forming the handle. Length 40 cm

A 19th century ivory tusk section page turner, the tip forming…

Antique Ivory Page Turner

A 19th century ivory tusk section page turner, the tip forming the handle, patina of age. Length 39 cm

Page turner, Victorian page turner, Bookmark, ivory, figural…

Victorian Ivory Bookmark with Figural Decoration

Page turner, Victorian page turner, Bookmark, ivory, figural decorated marked,\

Antique ivory & chased sterling silver page turner marked WCJL,…

Antique Ivory & Silver Page Turner, London 1900

Antique ivory & chased sterling silver page turner marked WCJL, London, 1900, 48 cm long

A long ivory page turner exquisitely carved, length 39 cm

Ivory Carved Page Turner - 39cm

A long ivory page turner exquisitely carved, length 39 cm

A tortoise shell page turner with hallmarked sterling silver…

Sterling Silver and Ivory Page Turner

A tortoise shell page turner with hallmarked sterling silver collar and finely carved ivory handle, W C London 1898, length 50 cm

Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page turner, with a rococo…

Edwardian Silver and Ivory Rococo Page Turner

Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page turner, with a rococo style handle, length 35.5 cm

Antique ivory page turner, with carved elephant decoration,…

Carved Elephant Ivory Page Turner

Antique ivory page turner, with carved elephant decoration, circa 1920s, 31 cm long. Nb

Victorian silver plated handle with Naval Seal and ivory blade…

Naval Seal Ivory Page Turner Handle

Victorian silver plated handle with Naval Seal and ivory blade page turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner c.1904

Antique Silver Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner c.1904

Antique carved ivory page turner, with decorative figural…

Figural Ivory Page Turner with Intricate Carvings

Antique carved ivory page turner, with decorative figural handle, 36.5 cm long. .

An ivory page turner with a sterling silver handle, 1898…

Ivory and Silver Page Turner by Levi & Salaman

An ivory page turner with a sterling silver handle, 1898 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Levi & Salaman, the page turner with a long flat spatula blade with a rococo revival styled handle with acanthus, shell forms, scrolls and latticework, hallmarked…

An antique ivory page turner, 19th century, the page turner of…

19th Century Ivory Page Turner with Carved Vegetal Design

An antique ivory page turner, 19th century, the page turner of slender spatula form with a pierced and carved vegetal and stiff leaf capital. Length 27.5 cm

A fine antique Chinese ivory page turner, Qing Dynasty, 19th…

Antique Chinese Ivory Page Turner

A fine antique Chinese ivory page turner, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, decorated to both sides, the principal with auspicious flora in low relief upon a diaper ground, with two small rodents to the throat, the oval handle with figures in a pavilion engaged…

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian handled ivory page…

Victorian Sterling Silver Ivory Page Turner

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian handled ivory page turner with rope twist & foliate detail. Birmingham, 1898, maker Henry Matthews. Condition good to fair, some bending, wear, the ivory has been rounded. Length 28 cm

Sterling silver handled & ivory page turner, hallmarked…

Birmingham 1900 Sterling Silver & Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver handled & ivory page turner, hallmarked Birmingham 1900, stamped Hardy Bros Brisbane, 31 cm long approx.

A Victorian silver handled ivory bladed paper knife or page…

Victorian Silver Handled Ivory Paper Knife

A Victorian silver handled ivory bladed paper knife or page turner, the handle ornately embossed with foliate scrolls framing a cartouche to one side, engraved: 'With compliments from the Railway Employees, Xmas 1898'; hallmarked for Birmingham 1896,…

A Victorian ivory page turner, the handle of marine ivory with…

Victorian Ivory Page Turner with Engraved Initials

A Victorian ivory page turner, the handle of marine ivory with elephant ivory blade, initials engraved and highlighted in black to the blade. Length 37 cm

Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked…

Edwardian Sterling Silver and Ivory Page Turner

Edwardian sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked Chester 1908, 41 cm long approx

Victorian sterling silver ivory & horn page turner

Victorian Silver Page Turner with Ivory and Horn Handle

Victorian sterling silver ivory & horn page turner

shibayama ivory & bone page turner with mother of pearl inlay…

Ivory and Bone Page Turner with Inlay and Carving

shibayama ivory & bone page turner with mother of pearl inlay on the ivory blade on a carved bone handle showing a viper attacking a frog to one side, with a crab emarging from a rock to the other. Condition good to fair, blade has been restored back to…

A silver shoe horn and a silver and ivory page turner; shoehorn…

Silver Shoehorn and Ivory Page Turner Set

A silver shoe horn and a silver and ivory page turner; shoehorn James Deakin & Sons, Chester 1915; page turner Birmingham 1880. (2)

Victorian ivory page turner

Ivory Victorian Page Turner

Victorian ivory page turner

English hallmarked sterling silver and ivory page turner etched…

Antique Sterling Silver and Ivory Monogrammed Page Turner

English hallmarked sterling silver and ivory page turner etched with monogram 'Mfc'. Birmingham, 1884, maker William Harrison Walter, condition fair, small chips to the ivory, minor dents to the handle. Length 34.5 cm

Sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked Birmingham…

Birmingham 1911 Silver and Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked Birmingham 1911.

English hallmarked sterling silver & ivory page turner in the…

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver & Ivory Page Turner

English hallmarked sterling silver & ivory page turner in the Art Nouveau style. London, 1901, maker William Comyns & Sons length 39.5 cm

Sterling silver and ivory large size page turner, approx 45 cm…

Large Ivory and Silver Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory large size page turner, approx 45 cm long

Antique Oriental ivory carved page turner, fully carved with…

Oriental Ivory Page Turner with Mother and Child

Antique Oriental ivory carved page turner, fully carved with mother and child and traditional symbols. Approx 30 cm long

Antique Oriental ivory export carved page turner, the hand…

Oriental Ivory Carved Page Turner with Village Scene

Antique Oriental ivory export carved page turner, the hand profusely carved on both sides with a village scene. Approx 25.5 cm long

Japanese carved ivory page turner, late 19th century. 27 cm.

Japanese Ivory Page Turner, Late 19th Century

Japanese carved ivory page turner, late 19th century. 27 cm.

Large Japanese carved ivory page turner circa 1920, signed,…

Japanese Ivory Page Turner with Floral Decoration (8 words)

Large Japanese carved ivory page turner circa 1920, signed, decorated with flowers, 48 cm long

Sterling silver handled ivory page turner

Silver Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver handled ivory page turner

Leather travelling necessaire case embossed with gold initials…

MEW's Embossed Leather Travel Necessaire with London Silver Accessories

Leather travelling necessaire case embossed with gold initials MEW and lined with green watermark taffeta. Fitted interior contains ivory brushes, hand mirror, glove strethers, page turner, 7 matches London silver hallmarked topped cut glass bottles and…

Sterling silver and ivory page turner

Silver Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner

Ivory page turner

Elegant Ivory Page Turner

Ivory page turner

Ivory carved Cantonese page turner featuring a carving of a…

Blossom Tree Ivory Page Turner

Ivory carved Cantonese page turner featuring a carving of a blossom tree. Length 27.5 cm

A 19th century ivory page turner, the blade with pierced…

19th Century Ivory Page Turner with Decorative Wheels

A 19th century ivory page turner, the blade with pierced decoration, the handle with applied decorative wheels. Length 30 cm

Sterling silver and ivory page turner

Silver Ivory Page Turner

Sterling silver and ivory page turner

Antique carved ivory page turner

Carved Ivory Page Turner

Antique carved ivory page turner

Large antique sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked…

Antique Silver & Ivory Page Turner from Birmingham

Large antique sterling silver and ivory page turner hallmarked Birmingham

A sterling silver-handled ivory page turner, maker's mark 'S.C'…

Silver and Ivory Page Turner with Foliate Handle

A sterling silver-handled ivory page turner, maker's mark 'S.C' (William Comyns and Sons?), all other marks rubbed, probably late 19th century, the handle modelled with foliate, spiralling, and reeded registers. Length 36 cm. Total weight 121gr

Ivory and silver handled page turner

Silver Ivory Page Turner

Ivory and silver handled page turner

A Chinese carved ivory page turner. Early 20th century, the…

Chinese Ivory Page Turner with Carved Handle

A Chinese carved ivory page turner. Early 20th century, the handle finely carved and under-carved to one side with a scene of figures amidst buildings and trees and containing an oval tablet with a Western monogram, the other side with geometric…

Two Chinese bone/ivory items. Pierced bone small box; and…

Chinese Bone/Ivory Box and Page Turner

Two Chinese bone/ivory items. Pierced bone small box; and carved ivory page turner with floral handle. Length 22.5 cm (page turner)

Ivory, c1920s, consisting of carved handle Greek themed page…

Greek-themed Ivory Carvings Set

Ivory, c1920s, consisting of carved handle Greek themed page turner, carved shoe horn, carved small statuette. All in fine condition with lovely patina. (3 items)

Victorian silver mounted ivory page turner, bearing marks for…

Victorian Ivory Page Turner with Silver Mounts

Victorian silver mounted ivory page turner, bearing marks for Thomas Johnson, London c. 1879. Length 46 cm

Crystal Palace, 1851, a combination ivory letter opener/ page…

Ivory Palace Page Turner and Marker from 1851 Exhibition

Crystal Palace, 1851, a combination ivory letter opener/ page turner and page marker. Ascrimshaw image of the palace and below action fgures of people, horse drawn carriages, families and people on horseback Also marked 'The Great Exhibition Hyde Park'.…

Ivory carved manuscript page turner decorated with a village…

Ivory Village Scene Page Turner

Ivory carved manuscript page turner decorated with a village scene. Length 28 cm

Ivory and silver page turner London, 1886, retailed for Hardy…

Antique Hardy Brothers Page Turner

Ivory and silver page turner London, 1886, retailed for Hardy Brothers Sydney. Length 43 cm

A silver mounted ivory page turner Hilliard and Thomson,…

Silver and Ivory Page Turner with Acanthus Motifs

A silver mounted ivory page turner Hilliard and Thomson, Chester 1897, the flat panel shaped blade in a silver mount with acanthus motifs, connectd to a ?whale tooth? shaped handle 52 cm high