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6 hand carved ivory dentures, XIXth

made of hippopotamus ivory.
?The ivory of elephant, too absorbent, is degraded very quickly in contact with saliva while putrefying. It is thus not usable in mouth. It is the ivory of hippopotamus for its quality, its density and its possibilities of volumes available which is employed the most with sometimes the ivory of Morse?. Source ASPAD

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