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How To Tell Authentic Ivory From Fake - Dream Art Gallery

Ivory is one of the hardest organic materials in existence, but it has very poor elastic properties. Any area which is under pressure or tension is therefore subject to the formation of cracks.



The regions most exposed to the danger of cracking are holes for hanging or securing other objects like hinges, handles, metal ornaments etc. Forgeries do not present cracks in these regions. But cracks ( craquelure) can also be imitated. This is why they should always be carefully examinated… Continue

Added by daniel on August 28, 2009 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

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