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    Sale 12035

    Christie's Interiors

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 314

    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA-SERVICE

    MARK OF WILLIAM NOWLAN, DUBLIN, 1816

    Price Realised  

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    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA-SERVICE
    MARK OF WILLIAM NOWLAN, DUBLIN, 1816
    comprising teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug, of squat form, each on four shell capped feet, richly chased with rococo scrolls, with cartouche and figural handles, the teapot with ivory insulators and a raised floral finial
    the teapot 6 in (15.25 cm) high
    57 ozt. 17 dwt. (1800 gr.) gross weight


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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.


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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.