My grandfather brought back a few intricately carved ivory trinkets from Africa after World War II--though alarming to note where the ivory came from, it wasn't nearly so taboo then as it is now.
Still, I found myself entranced by the details etched into this pearly material--it's the same sense I get with our six-sided Cherry Stool. It features ornate cutouts on all sides and a shiny glaze of a rich ivory color, though certainly no elephants were harmed in its creation.
Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 18 in inches. Imported. Handling Fee is $20.