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    Sale 12035

    Christie's Interiors

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 297

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED DECAGONAL IVORY TEA-CADDY

    CIRCA 1790

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    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED DECAGONAL IVORY TEA-CADDY
    CIRCA 1790
    With domed top and tortoiseshell banding and horn stringing with a gold band to cover rim and inlaid oval panel and escutcheon
    4½ in. (11.5 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.

    Special Notice

    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.


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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.