ivory

Cup of Joe on the Go


This Traveling Coffee Service from the late 19th century was ahead of its time in many ways. What could be better than a little briefcase with all of the parts required to make a fresh pot of joe on the go?
coffee set, consumer, brewer, silver, ivory, France, 19th century, product design

Deconstructing a Dutch Treat


This rare, early 18th-century Chinese fan for the Dutch market is a wonderful example of the many interconnections through time that can be extracted from an object around its design, technical details, and state of preservation. 
fan, ivory, Parafilm M, conservation

Delicate Buttons for Delicate Lives


For centuries before Velcro and zippers came along, there were buttons! These charming scenes, carved from ivory and placed on colored foil, reflect tremendous care and skill and highlight the importance of buttons as fashion accessories. Even today, the choice of buttons can greatly impact the overall impression of a garment.
buttons, fashionable, ivory, fashion, accessories, France