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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 288

    A CHINESE INLAID ZITAN BRUSH POT, BITONG

    18TH CENTURY

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    A CHINESE INLAID ZITAN BRUSH POT, BITONG
    18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid around the exterior with various hardstones, mother-of-pearl and stained ivory to depict a long-tailed bird perched on a prunus branch beside various vegetation and rocks
    6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) high


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    IMPORTANT NOTICE ON LOTS CONTAINING IVORY:
    The USA has recently changed its policy on the import of property containing elephant ivory. Only Asian Elephant ivory may be imported into the USA, and imports must be accompanied by DNA analysis and confirmation the object is more than 100 years old. Buyers will be responsible for the costs of obtaining any DNA analysis or other report required in connection with their proposed import into the USA. A buyer’s inability to export or import a lot is not a basis for cancelling their purchase.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Inherited by the current owner in 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DUTCH COLLECTOR (LOTS 279 - 289)