Yes, this is an actual cows jawbone. I purchased it at an estate sale at an old farm. It was hanging on a nail in an old shed that was about to fall.
It measures just over 14 inches long and 7 inches high at the largest points. I believe there are 12 teeth, counting the front one that is broken. A few of the teeth wiggle a bit, but do not come out. However, I'm not wiggling them with too much force. There are 3 holes, about one quarter of an inch in size. One hole is towards the front, the other two holes are towards the back. I don't know if the holes are natural, or were put there for a means to hang it by.
The tops of the teeth, as well as the areas on each side of the teeth have an orange/pink coloring. I'm guessing that someone was going to decorate the bone and never finished the job. I'd try to remove that, but have no idea what to use to get it done.
The bone would be a great piece to use in a crafts project, or decorate it for an arts display. The possibilities are endless.
Shipping is based on a package weighing over one pound. (See weight charge explanation below). Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail from Arizona. Buyer to pay $9.95 delivery fees.
EXPLANATION OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Google will not include items in their search pages unless a shipping charge is stated or unless calculated shipping is offered. It's easy to quote a standard shipping price on items weighing less than a pound (1 to 15 ounces) because the per ounce costs are the same regardless of ship-to location from coast to coast. When the weight gets to a pound or more, shipping charges are based on zip code. On items over 1 pound, I quote a charge from Arizona to the east coast of $9.95, which quite often doesn't cover the entire cost but I pick up the difference. The closer to Arizona that the item is shipping to, the less the charge will be and I will refund an appropriate amount to cover the overpayment. If that is uncomfortable for you, feel free to send me your zip code and I can quote you an accurate shipping cost.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.