What’s It Worth: Valuing Ivory in an Era of Regulation

What’s It Worth: Valuing Ivory in an Era of Regulations

In this helpful article, Richelle Simon, ISA, guides the appraiser and the collector through the legally complex ivory market. Valuation or advising on the possible sale of objects made of ivory and other endangered species requires research of the object’s provenance, documentation of when and where the object was acquired, and authentication. It also requires careful consideration and understanding of the numerous domestic and international regulations on the books since the 1970s. Read on for details: