A truly spectacular carved ivory snuff bottle. Out of respect to all the Elephants that lost their lives to poachers and hunters for their ivory it is my decision to decline the sale of any product containing their sacred tusks. All countries should respect these creatures and protect them at all cost. Their humanistic qualities deserve them our attention to take action for the protection of the species. I do however disagree with the destruction of the tusks as destroying them by way of burning does not stop the poachers from continuous hunting. The people behind the crimes are in safe locations and use other's to carry out the work. It is obvious to anyone that work performed on this ivory is genuinely beautiful and precious and for that reason the art should be saved as a reminder to how selfish cultures can be when money is involved.