The Market and Valuation of Ivory Objects

In the areas of Asian and African art, objects made from elephant ivory are quite commonplace, in particular, Japanese okimono (sculptures), and netsuke (a small carved ornament/toggle), and human figures from China, and animals from Africa.

  Ivory is a challenging area to value for two reasons: First, it is difficult to date; and second, …

New Rulings on Ivory Trade Affecting Appraisers, Antique Dealers, Collectors, Museums

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final ruling and revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding the African Elephant taking effect on June 6, 2016.
The almost complete ban on elephant ivory trading takes into account activities that do not contribute to elephant poaching and illegal trade in ivory while ensuring that …