Claw Squash help

Recent arrival from an auction. I think I did well. Any assistance with Value would be appreciated! I would also like to find out what the black claws are…the brown are bear, but I have not seen these types of black ones before. The R Hallmark I am researching. Thoughts?


Chris that turquoise looks like classic Number 8!

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I thought so myself! Shaping up to be a nice unusual piece! Right up my alley! :slight_smile:

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After looking at these black claws under magnification they appear to be Ebony. Does anyone know about Ebony uses in Native American jewelry??


Is there any way it could be jet or obsidian? It’s a really cool piece.

Maybe it is Ironwood?

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I looked at it under magnification and it is definitely not a mineral.