A decorative curved crocodile shaped deskweight made out of carved Warthog tusk measuring approximately 6.875in long from tip of the tail to the end of the nose. The crocodile crouches on four integral roughly carved legs.
There are some natural fissures along the tusk (see photographs) but otherwise the crocodile appears to be structurally sound. Exact age unknown. Weighs just over 105g.
Note: Warthog ivory is taken from the constantly growing canine teeth as part as Wildlife Management. The tusks, more often the upper set, are worked much in the way of elephant tusks with all designs scaled down. Tusks are carved predominantly for the tourist trade in East and Southern Africa.
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