This little wonder is a piece that I have seen around my home all my life. Like most things that you see on a daily basis you become blind to their beauty or intrigue.
Its one solid piece of ivory carved into the shape of a shell, with a minute market scene further carved inside it. The tiny tools and the patience it must have taken I can only imagine. It was sent to us by my late Aunt while she was serving in the forces and stationed over in Singapore in the 60's, one of the many fascinating trinkets that we found ourselves in possession of.