Historical information

No information is available on this particular item but it was common practice in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to use bone as ornaments or jewellery. Tusks were used to make earrings or necklaces.


This item is of interest as an example of the use of bone as ornaments or jewellery. It will be useful for display.

Physical description

This is a piece of curved bone (coloured black or polished) with a round metal piece at the top with a loop for attachment to a chain or fabric. It is probably a tusk from a boar or pig. The bone is somewhat blotched and the metal is a little rusted.