sea ivory sturgeon bone lady pin

sea ivory sturgeon bone lady pin
This jewel is sculpted in sturgeon scale ivory, a very ancient fish caught in the St. Lawrence River. Sturgeon appear to have been highly prized by Native Americans. Their large size must have made them a greatly esteemed quarry one sturgeon would provide as much food as very many smaller fish. Their rough bony scales are said  to have been used by Indians as rasps and graters.
Sturgeon scale ivory are considered to be dermic shields (bones that develop in the skin). As animal tissue, ivory is essentially from the bone, a tissue that we find only among the vertebrates, whether they are fishes, even primitive as the sturgeon, or mammals, as the walrus and the elephants, The analysis results of the structure of the dermic bones of sturgeon are therefore not surprising .
These bones are very similar to the ivory of walrus or elephant. Therefore earning, this Sturgeon scale ivory the name Canadian Ivory. The artist, Andre Senecal, has the gift to transform this noble matter of the sea.  An unsuspected treasure a unique jewel hand crafted in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.

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