Ivory, the substance of elephant tusks. The soft ivory is milky white, opaque, less brittle, the hard ivory is slightly translucent, has a warm, yellowish, reddish or greenish tint and is specifically heavier than the former. The ivory is the finer, the more evenly it is coloured, the more delicate the net-like texture is, and the less clearly it stands out. Ivory turns yellow in the air and does not lose its tendency to darken again even after bleaching.

Mixed Pigment Colours

Burnt ivory, see Ivory Black.

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

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